Jill Biden speaks with people at a school project that benefits from American Aid money in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Saturday, July 5, 2014. The wife of Vice President Joe Biden is highlighting female empowerment, education and leadership on a tour of three African countries this week, including the DRC. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)

Jill Biden travels to east Congo on Africa tour

BUKAVU, Congo (AP) — Jill Biden, the wife of the U.S. vice president, traveled Saturday to conflict-wracked eastern Congo, where she met with survivors of sexual violence as part of her three-nation tour of the continent. […]


Intel, Apple praised for clean mineral efforts

(AP) – Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Intel have become “pioneers of progress” through their efforts to avoid purchasing minerals that fund armed groups in Central Africa, an advocacy group said Thursday. The Enough Project ranked companies […]



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