Topic: Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo War
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Things Fall Apart: Masculinity and Violence in Congo

Can failed masculinity contribute to violence, asks photographer Pete Muller, who, for the past year, has studied the relationships between ideals of manhood and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 4 OCTOBER 2008: Orphaned mountain gorilla Ndkasi and her ICCN conservation ranger care-giver Baboo play in the make-shift gorilla orphanage in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, 4 October 2008. At this time, the make-shift facility was noisy and dusty, the opposite of the natural environment of the mountain gorilla sector of the Park. The care-giver lives and sleeps in the same space with the orphan in 3 weeks shifts, 24/7, with one week off a month to see his family. Ndkasi's mother was killed in order to secure the Gorilla baby by poachers. The poachers had hoped to sell the baby but were caught in a sting by ICCN conservation rangers. Mountain Gorillas are extremely endangered and exist in a small region of the Virunga mountains on the border of DR Congo and Rwanda with a small family in Uganda. Today, the Senkekwe Mountain Gorilla Orphanage has been built inside the headquarters of the ICCN at Rumangabo, about 50 kilometers outside of Goma, that facility houses 5 orphans including the latest orphan Ihirwe. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images.)
Photo Essay

Saving Congo’s Gorillas: A Refuge for Species Under Threat

The genetic difference between a gorilla and a human being is tiny—we share 98.4% of our DNA. Photographer Brent Stirton photographed the gorillas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the people who care for them, documenting a bond that is more than just genes.

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Severely mentally disabled men and women are shackled and locked away in Juba Central Prison for years on end. The new nation of South Sudan faces a tremendous challenge to build a modern country capable of caring for all of its citizens. Juba, Sudan. January 2011. Photo Robin Hammond/Panos
Out There

Harrowing Photos of the Mentally Ill in Sub-Saharan Africa

Robin Hammond was awarded a $30,000 grant for his work documenting mental illness in sub-Saharan Africa.

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TEAM, Wildlife Conservation Society
Toolbox

TEAM Animals: Leopards and Chimps and Birds, Oh My!

Photographs of elephants deep in the Ugandan jungle, leopards in the Ecuadorian rain forests or jacquacus in a national park in Peru have never been seen like this before. TEAM, the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network, has installed cameras in the middle of remote areas all over the world to collect data on local animals and climate.

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Lightbox March 7, 2012
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: March 2 – March 9

From the Presidential election in Russia to Super Tuesday in the U.S. to fires in Congo and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Mario Tama—Getty Images
Closeup

Pictures of the Week, December 9 – December 16

From a shooting in Belgium and Congo protests to the lunar eclipse, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Pete Muller—AP Photo
Man on the Wire

Pete Muller: TIME Picks the Best Photographer on the Wires

Of the millions of photographs moving through the news services—known as “the wires”—this year, the work of Associated Press freelancer Pete Muller stood out. His exceptional photographs—focused on Africa and particularly Sudan—take an individual approach to storytelling, one that combines a distinctive aesthetic with journalistic integrity.

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Carsten Koall—Getty Images
Closeup

Pictures of the Week, November 25 – December 2

From Egypt’s historic elections and Hillary Clinton’s Myanmar visit to German anti-nuclear protests and Nepal’s bird flu outbreak, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Colin Delfosse
Photo Essay

Rumble in the Jungle II: Congolese Wrestling

Influenced by broadcasts of American wrestling in the 1970s, the Congolese have brought their own spin—parades, voo-doo and body paint—to the sport.

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Riccardo Gangale
The Backstory

A Fixer in Need: Good News from The Pastor

Pastor Marrion P’Udongo worked as a fixer with just about every journalist who passed through Congo, and spent years guiding photographers through displacement camps, firefights, and into the homes of people who’d been raped and assaulted. The Pastor needed help, and the world responded. An update on his condition after a kidney transplant.

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