Monthly Archives: November 2011

DRC Elections are Today!

Though there had been speculation that the election would be put off due to lack of supplies, the polls are open today to the Congolese. It was not easy for them to get here; pre-election violence resulted in a great … Continue reading

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CLI at the UN’s UNiTE Breakfast

On Wednesday, CLI’s CEO Nathaniel Houghton was lucky enough to attend a breakfast commemorating the 15th anniversary of the creation of the UN’s Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The event included delegates from all over the world and … Continue reading

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Kinshasa Team Update!

Armel Ingala, one of our awesome senior facilitators of CLI in Kinshasa, is currently on leave and pursuing studies in Tunisia. Good luck Armel! Replacing Armel is the newest member of the CLI family, David Amul. David  graduated from the … Continue reading

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Fishbowl Tuesday!

For those of you in Ithaca: don’t forget about Fishbowl Tuesday! We know you’re going home by Wednesday and will miss the best night out of the week. Luckily, Congo Leadership Initiative has teamed up with Level B to help… … Continue reading

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Blog Shoutout!

Always on the lookout to learn more about the situation in the Congo we recently came across a blog, Congo Masquerade, that provides some great insights on what is happening and has been happening in the Democratic Republic of the … Continue reading

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Fundraising Update!

We held a fundraiser in New York City on Friday and ended up raising over $400! Thank you to everyone who contributed! Your donations are helping us empower students in the DRC. We have another fundraiser coming up in December- … Continue reading

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A Message of Empowerment

Even through the increasing pre-elections violence in the Democratic of the Congo, there are still messages of hope to be found. The Florida Courier recently published a message of empowerment for Congo from Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. Here’s an excerpt … Continue reading

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Will the Generational Gap Affect Election Results?

Tensions are growing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the presidential race becomes more volatile. According to Reuters there have been 188 documented cases of election-related violence in the past year. And more is expected in the next few weeks … Continue reading

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Upcoming Elections Provide a Chance for Change

With the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo only three weeks away, media, delegates and nonprofits worldwide are looking to the elections as an opportunity for the Congo to invest in their future: the children. UNICEF recently published … Continue reading

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CLI’s 2010 Scholars: Where are they now?

After reading the report from Robert, Samy, and Armel on the ground, we are more encouraged than ever by the progress of CLI’s leaders in Kinshasa! Students’ performances during the first meeting were exemplary, and we are pleased to announce that … Continue reading

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