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  • Ben Affleck's message to Congress about securing peace and prosperity in Congo

     
    Last month's capture of Callixte Mbarushimana -- the executive secretary of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, or FDLR -- represented positive news for Congo, where rebel soldiers from Rwanda brutally rape and mutilate women. [Read our...
  • Theater review: 'Ruined' at Geffen Playhouse

     
    The brothel setting of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Ruined,” the powerful and still horrifyingly topical drama that opened Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse, is a sanctuary of sorts for the women employed there. Victims of the bloody...
  • EGYPT: Cairo scoffs at new Nile water agreement

     
    Egypt, the largest user of Nile River water, has played down the importance of a new Nile Basin Cooperative Framework agreement that could limit how much water flows into the country. The treaty, signed Friday by Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda and......
  • Nic Harcourt curates Congo benefit album featuring Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Amadou & Miriam, Mos Def and more (UPDATED)

     
    KCRW DJ and Los Angeles Times Magazine contributor Nic Harcourt has good taste, and it's gotten him far. His aesthetic judgment has helped bring lesser-known artists into the mainstream, and his seal of approval helps separate the great from the......
  • Album review: Konono No. 1's 'Assume Crash Position'

     
    You know you're doing something right when your die-hard fans include post-rock pioneers Tortoise, Björk and "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening. Such is the case of Konono No.1, the Congo-based legend that is revered internationally, but largely overlooked...
  • Bushmeat from Africa is being smuggled into Europe at an alarming rate, new study finds

     
    PARIS — The traders sell an array of bushmeat: monkey carcasses, smoked anteater, even preserved porcupine. But this isn't a roadside market in Africa -- it's the heart of Paris, where a new study has found more than 5 tons......
  • D.J. Mbenga brings hope, championship ring to his native Democratic Republic of Congo

     
    Visiting his native Democratic Republic of Congo, Lakers center D.J. Mbenga sported his 2009 championship ring for all the citizens to see. Even if he played a marginal role in securing the Lakers' second consecutive title, Mbenga's ring symbolized hope...
  • Adventures on Tintin's home turf in Brussels

    Adventures on Tintin's home turf in Brussels
    Director Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" starts innocently enough — with Tintin, it always does — at a flea market, where the dauntless boy reporter finds an old model boat. But blistering barnacles! — as his buddy Capt....
  • Conor Cruise O'Brien dies at 91; Irish author became a prominent diplomat

    Conor Cruise O'Brien dies at 91; Irish author became a prominent diplomat
    Conor Cruise O'Brien, a leading Irish author, politician and diplomat who rose to international prominence while leading a United Nations mission in the troubled Congo and remained an independent, often contrarian thinker amid religious strife of his...
  • Larry Devlin dies at 86; CIA station chief in Congo

    Larry Devlin, a CIA station chief in Congo who claimed to have refused an order to assassinate the ousted prime minister, Patrice Lumumba, during the newly independent nation's chaotic early days, died Dec. 6 of emphysema at his home in Lake of the Woods,...
  • Uganda's conflict spreads to Congo, where LRA rebels massacre villagers

    Uganda's conflict spreads to Congo, where LRA rebels massacre villagers
    The rebels targeted churches on Christmas Day. Men were killed first, often stripped of shirts and pants, and then bound with their arms behind their backs. Rather than waste bullets, the attackers hacked victims in the back of the neck with machetes...