Have You Seen Merci Congo?
Merci Congo takes an unflinching look at the horror on the ground in eastern Congo, including the incredible failings of a corrupt and incompetent Congolese government. The film explores the stories of individual activists – including a schoolteacher, a polio survivor, the CEO of a major tech company, a Congolese lawyer and an American college student – who are working to bring peace to this beleaguered nation, whether by supporting victims of sexual violence, empowering women in remote areas with technology or cutting funds to rebels by changing a business model.
Tune in and learn more at MerciCongo.com and then take action with us below.
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The World is Watching You, President Kabila
Today, Congo is facing a political crisis. Its constitution says it should have the first democratic transfer of power in its history on December 19th. But President Joseph Kabila is blocking the holding of elections. At least 53 people were killed in September protests, and violence could escalate. Learn more >
Join the Conflict-Free Movement
The Conflict-Free Campus Initiative works with students and other engaged activists to pressure companies to source conflict-free minerals from Congo by enacting campus, city, and statewide conflict minerals resolutions.
- Fact Sheet
Progress and Challenges on Conflict Minerals: Facts on Dodd-Frank 1502
A Criminal State: Understanding and countering institutionalized corruption and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Activist Brief
A New Policy Approach to the Democratic Republic of Congo
Members of Congress Urge Treasury Dept to Pressure Congo President Kabila toward Timely, Peaceful Elections
Congo's Kabila Problem
Targeted Sanctions and Beyond: Financial and Judicial Tools for the U.S. and Europe to Help Enable Timely Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Activist Brief
Dodd-Frank 1502: Impact Update
Point of Origin: Status Report on the Impact of Dodd-Frank 1502 in Congo