News & Current Events in the Congo

This page links to several outside news sources.

The news links and commentaries on this page are for you to become aware of the ongoing events in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

PBS: with Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers Journal - April 2008 - A video of broadcast "Hope in the Congo" which is a report of Congo's history and the continued death of 45,000 Congolese people from starvation and disease.

Part 2: Audio-Video Podcast with photos - 3 minutes - A second report showing the challenges of food aid workers and the food shortages of Congo after the war.

Excerpts from: 100 Years of Darkess - A book by Photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale. And some Congo history information

Ann Currey - NBC

Ann Curry was in Goma in February, 2008.
Read her stories and view the videos Please pass the word along for awareness. And photos by Antoine Sanfuentes, NBC.


Congo: The Invisible War

Chicago Tribune Article - Paul Salopek - December 17, 20007

"With the Congolese death toll now 20 times higher than that of Darfur, and given that the worst killing in Darfur ended in 2004, why aren't outraged U.S. activists lighting candles in Central Park to "save" hapless Congo?"

DRC: Malaria still biggest killer - Humanitarian news and analysis by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

AIDS and Malaria: The Connection

According to research published in the journal Science, Malaria increases the AIDS epidemic:

"When people with Aids contract malaria, it causes a surge of HIV virus in their blood, making them more likely to infect a partner, the research says." -- Aegis news/BBC

BBC News: Malaria 'speeds spread of Aids'


CBS News Video: War Against Women in the Congo

A CNN Anderson Cooper Report - January 2008

Anderson Cooper's Blog Article - War Against Women in the Congo


Democracy Now:

Transcript and Video Interview of Jan Egeland, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and the former UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.

Video interview: Amy Goodman interviews Christine Schuler Deschryver


New York Times article: January 23, 2008


Lisa F Jackson, Director of the Film Documentary:

Lisa Jackson's Film Website
Brief Interview on Sundance
HBO Clip
NPR Interview

Winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize


Videos: Click here to view videos owned by news agencies and UN organizations. These videos provide a glimpse into life for an internally displaced people near the Eastern border of the Congo.


A video: Congo--The Forgotten War - Sky News

Kivu Region photograph links

BBC News - Recent photos - "Surviving Congo" According to the BBC news, "The majority of deaths – estimated to be nearly 60% higher than the average in sub-Saharan Africa – are due to preventable and treatable diseases, such as malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia."

Photographs of the Goma region, effects of fighting and displacement of villages. Photos are owned by VII Photo Agency Studio.

New photographs of the Goma region and the effects from the recent fighting. Photos are updated regularly. Photos owned by Getty Images.

New York Times photos of the Goma Region

Ben Affleck's photos and videos during Congo trip with ABC Nightline


News: Visit our Digg page for more world news and videos about the Democractic Republic of Congo.


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