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Author: Cody Leblanc

Samantha Power Hosts Twitter Town Hall

On August 15th, 2013, recently appointed U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power asks Twitter #whatmatters in her first Twitter Town Hall ...
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Civil Society Speaks Out on Government Inaction on Kidnappings in Eastern Congo

Civil Society Speaks Out on Government Inaction on Kidnappings in Eastern Congo
The Group of Associations for the Defense of Human Rights and Peace, or GADHOP, authored a declaration on July 18 urging the Congolese government and the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, to take firm measures to end the pervasive kidnapping of civilians in the Beni and Lubero Territories of North Kivu Province ...
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Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

A weekly roundup of must-read stories, posted every Friday ...
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Thousands of Children Exploited in Congo’s Mines and Militias

Thousands of Children Exploited in Congo's Mines and Militias
Thousands of children are being exploited in the mines and by armed groups that operate in the Tanganyika district of Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...
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Susan Rice Supports Restarting of Counter-LRA Mission, U.N. Action in Congo

Susan Rice Supports Restarting of Counter-LRA Mission, U.N. Action in Congo
In a welcome move on May 29, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice called on the Ugandan/African Union mission against the Lord’s Resistance Army to restart operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo ...
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Kony’s Ivory: How Elephant Poaching in Congo Supports the LRA

Kony's Ivory: How Elephant Poaching in Congo Supports the LRA
A new report and video by the Enough Project and the Satellite Sentinel Project, co-produced by Invisible Children and The Resolve, confirms that the Lord’s Resistance Army,or LRA, has turned to poaching elephants as a means to fund its atrocities ...
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