Democratic Republic of the Congo: Securing Peace in the Midst of Tragedy, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, March 8, 2011   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the opening statement of Christopher H. Smith: "I want to thank you all for joining us on this very important hearing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo at this critical juncture in its history. As one might conclude from the significant media interest evident in the room, we do have a special guest witness joining us today to spotlight attention on the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I am grateful to Ben Affleck for agreeing to be here to share his perspectives and that of the Eastern Congo Initiative that he founded. He is to be highly commended for contributing his time, finances, and fame to bring the world's attention to the needs of the people who have suffered far too long and in a great deal of obscurity." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Christopher H. Smith, Donald Y. Yamamoto, Rajakumari Jandhyala, Ben Affleck, Francisca Vigaud-Walsh, John Prendergast, Cindy McCain, Russ Carnahan, and Donald M. Payne.

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