World Jan 31

Pope Francis makes his papal visit to Congo
Pope’s Africa trip spotlights conflict, church’s future

Aid groups are hoping Francis’ trip will shine a spotlight on two of the world’s forgotten conflicts and rekindle international attention on some of Africa’s worst humanitarian crises.

Sep 28

Panel finds 80 alleged abuse cases tied to WHO’s Congo work

The report exposes the most widescale sexual wrongdoing linked to a U.N. institution in years, harkening back to the dark years when blue-helmeted peacekeepers were regularly accused of and found to have misused their positions for sexual misconduct.