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Banro mining site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Image: Flickr/USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
Yves Engler | The Globe's failure to even mention Canada's role in impoverishing Congo reflects its bias and helps to explain why Canadians are so confused about their country's role in the world.
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Image: Mama Congo
Redeye Collective | Canadian mining companies have $3 billion in assets in Congo. Maurice Carney says this means Canadians have a unique opportunity to support the nascent democracy movement there.
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Congo's first democratically elected PM, Patrice Lumumba
Yves Engler | Canada played a significant role in ONUC and Congo PM Patrice Lumumba's assassination, which should be studied by progressives demanding Ottawa increase its participation in UN "peacekeeping."
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Redeye Collective | Privately sponsored refugees from countries like Somalia and Eritrea can face a five-year wait before they're able to come to Canada. Even government-assisted refugees from Africa can wait 18 months.
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Redeye Collective | The bonobo is one of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. Unlike chimpanzees and humans, bonobos live in peaceful groups led by dominant older females.
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Redeye Collective | Raise Hope for Congo is a campaign of the The Enough Project. It has ranked the largest electronics companies on their efforts toward using and investing in conflict-free minerals in their products.
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Justin Podur | Rebels, called the M23, have taken Goma, the main city of North Kivu, one of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s eastern provinces.
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Redeye Collective | The Democratic Republic of the Congo has mineral wealth estimated at $24 trillion. The country has been invaded twice by Rwanda and Uganda who have the international protection of the United States.
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Prince Minkah | jhr Africa correspondent Prince Minkah reports on the situation faced by Congolese ahead of the November 28, 2011 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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From Congo to Guantanamo: Omar Khadr, the invisible child soldier.
Monia Mazigh | My daughter is being taught about child soldiers from places like Chad, Congo, Sudan and Yemen, and nothing about the horrors faced by a Canadian teen in Afghanistan and Cuba.
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It took us two days to rebuild a roof on a school in Baltimore, in rural Peru. Photo: Caroline Bond.
Caroline Bond | A teenager from Montreal goes to Peru to work on service projects, including school building, and comes away with a life-changing experience. Her story shows how young people can lead by example.
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rabbleTV | A viral video spoof of infamous Apple's "Get a Mac" ads reveals that Mac and PC share dirty secrets.