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· September, 2011

Stories about D.R. of Congo from September, 2011

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Mozambique: Sant'Egidio Community Fights Back Against HIV/AIDS

  21 September 2011

Lack of access to care for HIV positive people has been well documented on the African continent. Many initiatives strive to show that things could improve with collective effort, and among them is the Drug Resource Enhancement against AIDS and Malnutrition (DREAM) program.

D.R of Congo: California Passes Bill on Congo Conflict Minerals

  17 September 2011

California passes first-ever state bill on Congo conflict minerals: “By a vote of 67 to 11, the California state assembly passed a bill that prohibits state agencies from signing contracts with companies that fail to comply with federal regulations aimed at deterring business with armed groups in eastern Congo.”

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African Women Striving to be Heads of State

  4 September 2011

Since Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf became President of Liberia in 2006, several other African women have decided to run for the continent's top level political jobs. The increase of female candidates is undoubtedly a step in the right direction; Lova Rakotomalala introduces some of the rising stars.

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