This week marks the fifth annual Congo Week, a week-long campaign intended to raise awareness about the crisis occurring in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The campaign seeks to mobilize international support on behalf of, and in solidarity with, the people of the Congo.

We are proud to stand with Friends of Congo and activists groups all over the world to “Break the Silence.” It’s our belief that responsible activism and advocacy begins with education, which is why we are excited to delve into the complex history of DRC to understand how events of the past have led to the current situation in the DRC.

Each day this week, we will feature educational resources and lend our voice to change the conversation regarding DRC. Today, we share a condensed timeline of the history of the DRC since 1885. Share this with your friends and family, and join us as we make sure the international community starts talking about the Congo.

Stand with us as we stand with the people of DRC.

A Concise History of DRC




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  • Louis

    Stand up people of congo , drop your fears , raise up your voice