Our Country Owes A Debt To Congo - Ben Affleck
"No territory on Earth has been plundered so long and severely as the land that is now the Democratic Republic of Congo," writes actor Ben Affleck in a recent editorial published in the Los Angeles Times. The article, co-written with author Adam Hochschild, details the many chapters in Congo's long history of suffering, including a look at the United States' involvement.
"Our country owes a debt to both Congo and the entire continent, and we need to keep paying it,"
he concludes. Affleck's compassion for Congo's situation and his public contribution are inspiring, and his editorial captures why Congo so urgently needs our attention.
Read the full editorial: "In the Democratic Republic of Congo, foreign aid matters"