Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel peace prize 2018

Murad Mukwege drawing
Drawings of the Nobel peace prize winners Mukwege and Murad on display in Oslo on Friday. Photograph: Nerijus Adomaitis/Reuters

A doctor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a 25-year-old Yazidi activist who was enslaved in Iraq by Islamic State have won this year’s Nobel peace prize.

The Norwegian Nobel committee said on Friday that Denis Mukwege, who has spent decades caring for victims of sexual assault, and Nadia Murad, who has used her own story to publicise human rights abuses, had been awarded the prize “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”. Continue reading “Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel peace prize 2018”

A congolese review of the City of Joy

By Kongo mum:

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Some women from the City of Joy

Dear world,

I’m usually good at handling my emotions, rarely letting off emotive outbursts. But last night, as I watched the City of Joy documentary on Netflix, I felt this heavy pain building up in my chest, creeping up to my throat. I was almost grasping for air. So, I burst out Continue reading “A congolese review of the City of Joy”

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