U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Russ Feingold meet with Ben Affleck, Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 26, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Affleck Casts Spotlight On Situation In Congo During Meeting With Kerry

Academy award-winner Ben Affleck understands that celebrity is a double-edged sword, helping him draw attention to the strife and suffering in the Congo while attracting skeptics dismissive of Hollywood stars and causes.


Maestro Armand Diangienda is recognized in Boston.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Pays Tribute To Leader Of Congo Symphony

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra began its’ season of free concerts at the Hatch Shell with the music of Aaron Copland and a unique tribute to an international star.


A car crashed into a toll booth in Hooksett, New Hampshire Saturday night. (YouTube Video Still)

NH Toll Plaza Crash Victim Was Student From Congo

The motorist killed in a fiery crash at a toll plaza over the weekend in New Hampshire has been identified as a student from the African nation of Congo.


Nine-year-old Yusuf Badibanga of Congo recently had reconstructive surgery at Shriners Hospital in Boston. (credit: Bernice Corpuz)

Badly Burned Congo Boy Has Surgery At Shriners

A badly burned Congolese boy is recovering from reconstructive surgery at Shriners Hospital in Boston.


(Photo credit GUILLERMO LEGARIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Electronics: The New Blood Diamond?

A human rights group shot video of young children in Eastern Congo mining minerals used to manufacture cell phones, lap tops, and computers.