Monthly Archives: January 2012

“A Candidate for the Poor”- Congo’s Parliamentary Results

Friday morning some of the Parliamentary results from the November elections were announced. President Joseph Kabila’s party won the majority, taking 34 seats with opposition leader Tshisekedi’s party taking 34 seats. The Parliamentary results, like the Presidential result, are being … Continue reading

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Serge’s CLI Story

Another great story about their CLI experience from one of our scholars, Serge! DRC, I can say not enough about socially responsible leaders. The political crisis in our country is due to lack of community leadership and social responsibility. This … Continue reading

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Stephie’s CLI Experience

Stephie Mbuyi, one of our CLI scholars recently gave her opinion on CLI’s work in the Congo:  CLI thank you for choosing the scope of the DRC. The period of the election campaign in November 2011 in the DRC made … Continue reading

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The Challenge for Africa and CLI

Our work at CLI is inspired by belief from so many people: donors, students, and staff members to name just a few. Nevertheless, there is something extremely satisfying about being “ahead of the curve,” and every once in a while, … Continue reading

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Mwana Mboka Interview With Nathaniel Houghton

Kalomba, author of the Mwana Mboka blog recently interviewed CLI CEO Nathaniel Houghton about the Congo Leadership Initiative. Her blog is a great resource of first hand information from someone who sees the potential the Congo has, just as CLI … Continue reading

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“Congolese Will Decide the Fate of the Congo”

Something that has always set CLI apart from other nonprofits working in the Congo is that we are not there to instill Western ideas as solutions to Congolese problems; we are there to teach the Congolese youth leadership skills, and … Continue reading

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Stories of Supporters: Linda Babcock

Here’s a story from one of our awesome board members, Linda Babcock! I first met Nate when he was in middle school and wondered where he was headed in this big wide world.  Two years ago when Nate approached me … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog – check it out! Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,200 times in 2011. If it … Continue reading

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Year in Review

Happy New Year everyone! Thank you so much for your support over this past year-it’s helped us accomplish great things! And we have many more exciting plans to be put into action in 2012 and the following years. Some highlights … Continue reading

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