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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to the colossal Congo river, thousands of miles of forest and part of the Rift Valley system.

Roughly the size of Europe, the eastern part of the country has been subject to years of fighting which has resulted in up to 5.4 million casualties, making the DRC host to the deadliest war since World War II. Rebels from the infamous Lord’s Resistance Army, which terrorized Uganda until 2006 currently operate in the north and east of the country. The battle to mobilize an international response to the humanitarian crises in the nation is an ongoing, and uphill, one.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Articles

Quiet since a devastating 2002 eruption, Africa’s most active volcano is once again rumbling

by Patrick Winn
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You’re supporting child labor by having a smartphone. Here’s how.

by Ana Bulnes
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Congo River odyssey: 30 days + 1 dangerous brush with malaria

by Richard Stupart
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What journalists carry on the front lines: Daniel van Moll, DRC

by Cengiz Yar Jr.

Hiking a Congolese volcano in the shadow of civil war

by Vince DeGennaro

Congo’s Sapeurs + Guinness = the best ad we’ve seen in 2014 [vid]

by Richard Stupart
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Kony2012 edumacating us about Africa

by Richard Stupart
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The DRC you don’t see in the news

by Richard Stupart
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Photo essay: Journey to an erupting volcano

by Jonathan Kalan
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Battling the “who am I to…” syndrome

by Richard Stupart
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6 ecological disasters you’ve probably never heard of

by Robyn Johnson
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The Elephant Ivory Project: Tracking poached ivory

by Nancy Harder