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Playlist: Congo

Compiled By: Eva Breneman

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Congo Crimes Literally Unspeakable

From PBS Women, War & Peace Podcast | 07:33

When Congolese journalist Chouchou Namegabe first started reporting on sexual abuse in her country, the language didn't even have a word for "rape."

9_chouchou_podcast_small Journalist Chouchou Namegabe has been reporting for years on the once hidden problem of sexual violence in her native Congo. The 32-year-old first began broadcasting the accounts of women who had been raped by armed forces at a time when few Congolese would dare to speak publicly about the growing pandemic. In fact, Namegabe says when it came time to broadcast the accounts, she struggled — quite literally — to find words to describe the violence all around her.

In Congo We Have Many Churches

From Vermont Folklife Center Media | Part of the Youth Radio Vermont series | 02:04

A Congolese perspective on church in America

Kidsrecordingtinmouth_medium_small This piece was produced with Alimasi Anzuruni, a Congolese man and student at Winooski High School. In it, he talks about the role of church in his life in America---and how different it is from his church life in the Congo. This piece was created during a religion unit in Kate Toland's world history class at Winooski High School in Winooski, Vermont.