Human Rights

Documama: X-Box or Nintendo? It depends on your taste for violence.

Guest-blogger Elizabeth Atalay of Documama

I am not a big fan of violent video games, so clearly I’m not about to support a company that produces a product that feeds into real life armed conflict.  Read More »

A First For Congo: Local Elections Announced for 2014

Congolese president Joseph Kabila casts his ballot in the country's presidential

In early October, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC, declared the release of a roadmap for the 2013-2016 election cycle on November 8, 2013.   Read More »

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

A weekly roundup of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

Op-ed: The Achilles Heel of the Anti-Kony Mission

U.S. military advisors in the Central African Republic working with regional for

In a time of deeply divided governance, Republicans and Democrats have been united in supporting U.S. efforts to help African forces bring an end to the terror sowed by Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) militia.  Read More »

Rights Groups Call For U.S. Government Strategy to Halt Violence in the Central African Republic

Rebel soldiers drive through the center of the capital Bangui in Central African

As the security situation in the Central African Republic worsens, a coalition of NGOs including the Enough Project urges a comprehensive U.S. government strategy to halt violence, protect civilians, and defend human rights.   Read More »

The Rise and Fall of M23

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, marked the one year anniversary of the M23 movement’s siege on the city of Goma. The M23 rebel group grew out of disputes regarding the March 23, 2009, peace agreement between the Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC, and the National Congress for the Defense of the People, or CNDP. Check out the timeline documenting the M23 rebel group's rise and fall.  Read More »

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

A weekly roundup of must-read stories, posted every Friday.

 

#FF: Sudanese on Social Media

A new tide is rising in Sudan. Breaking down geographic barriers, Sudanese groups and individuals are using social media to share their struggles, culture, and stories.   Read More »

Sudanese Stand Behind Amira Osman Hamed

Sudanese are coming together to challenge Public Order Laws and stand behind Amira Osman Hamed. Ms. Osman Hamed, an engineer by training, has been charged with “dressing indecently or immorally,” for refusing to cover her hair.  Read More »

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