Last week I attended a meeting with staff members from Speaker Pelosi’s office. One of their requests was for people’s stories of the specific impacts of the economic crisis on their lives and their communities. I turn to you for help with this.
WASHINGTON – October 22 – This week is “Break the Silence” Congo week, a global initiative led by students to raise awareness and provide support to the people of Congo. Events are planned in more than 30 countries and on 125 college campuses.
Continue reading Millions Dead in Congo Virtually Ignored in Election
Center of Concern
Katherine Feely, SND
A Teachable Moment – Halloween and Fair Trade Chocolate. Americans will spend $1.2 billion on chocolate for Halloween. Continue reading Quiz: Halloween & Fair Trade Chocolate
Dear Friends of Congo Global Action,
In a financial crisis such as the one we all are experiencing today, things may seem a little uncertain, more so for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo who have been in crisis for more than a decade and whose suffering has been immeasurable. But we shouldn’t forget that the Congolese people are still hopeful and deserve our attention and our voice so that they can have peace and prosperity for themselves and their country. Continue reading President Bush Issues a National Emergency on Congo
By Juliet Njeri
BBC News, Nairobi
No Kenyan Christmas would be complete without a roasted goat to feed the family, but the global credit crunch means some look set to miss out this festive season.
Continue reading Global crisis hits Kenya goat sales
Northrop, Lockheed Martin, and other defense outfits see opportunities as the U.S. government, private industry, and the U.N. spend more in Africa
By Lawrence Delevingne
Five years ago, Africa didn’t matter much to DynCorp International (DCP). The Falls Church (Va.) company had its hands full in Afghanistan and Iraq, where it recruited, trained, and supplied police. But with big new contracts in Liberia, Sudan, and Somalia—and lots of potential business elsewhere on the continent—DynCorp’s interest in Africa is growing fast. In fact, Africa is now so important that the company this month is paying to be the top sponsor of a Washington conference for defense contractors focused on the region.
Continue reading Defense Contractors’ Growing African Business