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Sir Ketumile Masire, the former president of Botswana, offers his perspective on resolving conflict and building peace in the troubled Democratic Republic of the Congo in the first of 2005-2006 "Securing Justice in the Pursuit of Peace" Distringuished Lecture Series sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego. Series: "Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Distinguished Lecture Series" [11/2005] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 11191]
The UN is directing blame towards government leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for political tensions, which led to riots and deaths in the capital Kinshasa. Opponents of President Joseph Kabila believe he is laying the groundwork to delay elections due later this year to try and remain in power beyond his two-term mandate. On a continent where leaders are known for changing laws and constitutions to stay in power, does the world have the will to pull DRC back from the brink? Presenter: Hazem Sika Guests: Scott Campbell - Africa section chief, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Jason Stearns - Director - Congo Research Group, New York University - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglis...
Featuring Dr. Gerald Horne, Professor of History and African American Studies, University of Houston, TX. Moderated by Sojourner Truth Radio's Margaret Prescod. The event was held on February 17, 2013 and was free to the public. Dr. Gerald Horne, author and professor of African and Afro-American Studies discussed historic divides, colonial histories, U.S. and other western interests, and proxy wars. Endorsed by the Pan African Film Festival
Ryan is heading back over to Congo soon and would love your help! https://www.wepay.com/x7j6l9 This is a clip of when Ryan Hupfer is announced and given a certificate for teaching during the student's graduation ceremony at the Ubangi Protestant University in Congo. Ryan had a lot of fun with the students and built some really awesome relationships with many of them while he was there. He can't wait to go back!
(February 27, 2010) Martin Lewis, Stanford Senior Lecturer in International History, discusses the tumultuous history of conflict and society in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford Continuing Studies: http://csp.stanford.edu/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
Lecture by Adam Hochschild, University of California, Berkeley March 16, 2014 Getty Center Journalist, historian, and author of "King Leopold's Ghost" Adam Hochschild (UC Berkeley) traces the history of the Congo as it emerges from photographs, cartoons, posters, and documents. He details the 19th-century colonial exploration and exploitation of the Congo under the infamous King Leopold II of Belgium and discusses the repercussions of his regime. For more about this event, visit the Getty Research Institute's website: http://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/events/connecting_seas/index.html This lecture series complements the exhibition "Connecting Seas: A Visual History of Discoveries and Encounters," on view in the Getty Research Institute galleries from December 7, 2013, to...
Transforming conflict in the DR Congo: How to tackle the Land - Power - Identity triangle A seminar about conflicts and peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo Speakers: Stina Högbladh, Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, Koen Vlassenroot, Congo expert and Professor at Ghent University, Belgium, and Loochi Muzaliwa, journalist and programme coordinator, Life & Peace Institute, Bukavu, DRC. Moderator is Dr. Anders Sjögren from The Nordic Africa Institute. Stay connected: Web: http://life-peace.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LifePeaceInstitute?ref=hl Twitter: @LPI_voices
In an attempt to understand the medical training and education system in the Congo-Kinshasa, I made a lifetime trip to meet my former professors in their schools. 3 universities were selected for that purpose : University of Kinshasa, Univ. of Kisangani and the Universite catholique du Graben in Butembo. That selection was intentional because the Congo has gone in the last century from traditional oral educational system to a colonial limited elementary and mid-high school system and finally to a full and comprehensive college system. The later was established during the late 50's near the congo independence day. At this point it becomes very interesting to understand how natives of the Congo have managed to con-duct teachings and research, and how they plan to handle the future in educat...
A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows that Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.The study, lead by Liming Zhou of University at Albany, State University of New York, shows that between 2000 and 2012, the decline affected an increasing amount of forest area and intensified. The research, published April 23 in Nature, is one of the most comprehensive observational studies to explore the effects of long-term drought on Congolese rainforests using several independent satellite sensors.Scientists use the satellite-derived "greenness" of forest regions as one indicator of a forest's health. While this study looks specifically at the impact of a persistent drought in the Congo re...
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe There aren't any windows, doors, lights or water facilities in Libenge's university, but hundreds of students still come to learn psychology, philosophy and maths. Located in northern DR Congo, construction of the mammoth structure began in 1977 under the leadership of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko. After the war in the DRC began in 1996, work ground to a halt. It never resumed. Al Jazeera's Sorin Furcoi and Azad Essa wandered into the extraordinary building, deep inside the bush outside Libenge in the DRC's Equateur province. Here's what they saw. Follow our DRC coverage: http://bit.ly/1K16kAs At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening ...
According to a report by the Congo Research Group at New York University, Congo’s President Joseph Kabila and his family own stakes in more than 80 companies across the globe that are likely worth tens of millions of dollars. VOA's Vincent Makori reports.
President Barack Obama delivered a speech in South Africa at the University of Cape Town on June 30th, 2013. In his speech, he mentioned the Congo a few times to remind South Africans the importance of bringing about peace in Congo. Sadly, his words should not be a celebration of possible action on the part of the US for peace in the Congo. This should motivate all justice seekers for peace in the Congo to press on the US government to stop supporting dictators in Rwanda and Uganda rather than continuing to give us lip service while mismanaging our tax money by providing military support to war criminals in Rwanda and Uganda.
An obscure mineral mined in Eastern Congo is critical for the production of all modern mobile electronics. It is also responsible for funding dangerous militias who use violence and rape to intimidate and threaten the people who work in the mines.
Congo week 2015: University of East London and the children of Congo Foundation are Breaking the Silence. Congolese Women in the Diaspora participation in the peace process. Challenges and opportunities. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dr-congo-peace-process-women-discussion-tickets-17653116948?aff=es2