The Congo has improved little since Joseph Conrad portrayed colonial barbarism there in the Heart of Darkness at the turn of the last century. What is now called the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) underwent a Belgian-sponsored coup in 1960 that replaced a democrat with a despot and spelled doom for the land. Since 1996, a civil war has left 6 million people dead and countless more orphaned, homeless, and traumatized. It’s one of history’s deadliest and most ignored battlefields. But a group of peace... More >>>