Conflict in the DR Congo: A Reflection From The Field.

One of the hindrances of the traditional vocabulary of war is that we talk about civilians and soldiers or armed actors as if they are clearly separated groups. Much of Congo is covered with lush, fertile, productive land; there is no reason that anyone should go without food in this country, no reason that there should be stunting and micronutrient deficiencies and malnutrition common enough that you can walk through a village and point out all the children suffering from it.

The Democratic Republic of Congo: A Historical Timeline

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is not officially at war, but for decades the ordinary Congolese haven't experienced an essence of peace either....

African Initiatives – An NGO Empowering Tanzania’s Girls

  by Christine Whinney In Tanzania, there is a large disparity between boys’ and girls’ school enrollment and performance. GSDM catches up with African Initiatives, a...

Hunger in the Desert: Famine in Somalia

By MOHAMUD HASSAN The fate of the toddler girl, until today, is still unknown. The image of the emaciated unclothed crawling girl is still fresh...

2,200 Households Better Off in South Sudan

With failed rains, conflict and poor infrastructure, many communities in South Sudan struggle to get enough to eat. Justin Madut tends his new groundnut and...

Making the Most of Mobile Phones

LONDON, September 2011 - It is not often a technology guru will say, “Forget the internet!” but Ken Banks, founder of Kiwanja.net, advocates going...

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