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Central Africa

Conflict Minerals: A Manifestation of Modern-Day Colonialism

Conflict Minerals: A Manifestation of Modern-Day Colonialism

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On the Ground (Indirectly) in Harare

On the Ground (Indirectly) in Harare

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Instability in the DRC: The Kabila Problem

Instability in the DRC: The Kabila Problem

Joseph Kabila has decided to postpone elections in the DRC. In one of the most unstable countries in the world, the implications are serious.

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A New Direction: Henri’s Story

A New Direction: Henri’s Story

In 2003, Henri Ladyi turned his back on the endless fighting in the DRC. Twelve years later he has been called "Africa's Schindler" for his peacebuilding efforts in the eastern part of the country.

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Even if Kony turns himself in, he still emerges as the victor

Even if Kony turns himself in, he still emerges as the victor

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With M23 on the run, DRC has golden opportunity for peace

With M23 on the run, DRC has golden opportunity for peace

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Poor timing may leave CAR to its fate

Poor timing may leave CAR to its fate

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U.N. offensive operation in DRC a long time coming

U.N. offensive operation in DRC a long time coming

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What’s Next for the Central African Republic?

What’s Next for the Central African Republic?

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Name changes, killing continues

Name changes, killing continues

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Peace in the DRC Not Feasible until Tensions between Tutsis and Hutus are Resolved

Peace in the DRC Not Feasible until Tensions between Tutsis and Hutus are Resolved

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Lumumba (2000)

Lumumba (2000)

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New War in Eastern DRC: A Snapshot at U.N. Ineffectiveness in Settling Conflict

New War in Eastern DRC: A Snapshot at U.N. Ineffectiveness in Settling Conflict

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Amid Accusations of Supporting Rebels in DRC, Uganda and Rwanda Rewarded?

Amid Accusations of Supporting Rebels in DRC, Uganda and Rwanda Rewarded?

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U.N. Forces in the Congo Are Having Little Impact

U.N. Forces in the Congo Are Having Little Impact

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