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An update from Kinshasa

CLI’s Program Officer Jason Ricciardi is about to make his way back to the United States after a two-month trip to Kinshasa. His contributions to CLI’s programming have been undeniable, and he had the following to say about his time … Continue reading

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Catholic Relief Services on Kony 2012

With all the recent media regarding Kony 2012, Catholic Relief Services, who have been working in east and central Africa for decades have responded with their take on the situation. Read the full article here. Congo Leadership Initiative continues to … Continue reading

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Updates: Mission and Vision

As CLI develops and progresses, so must our vision and mission. We recently changed our mission and vision statements- check them out!  Mission statement: CLI develops the next generation of leaders to be catalysts for peace and prosperity in the Congo.  … 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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Congo Suspends Text Messaging

Text messaging on cell phones has been suspended since early December, and multiple television and radio stations have been disconnected or banned from being transmitted. Where is the transparency in this? The government claims that it wants to better the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Declares Kabila Winner

The DRC’s Supreme Court has declared incumbent President Joseph Kabila the winner of the elections. Since the result was originally announced there have been claims of fraud and a lack of transparency by the Congolese, the Congolese diaspora, and leaders … Continue reading

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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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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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Leadership Education in Africa

Check out the incredibly interesting TED Talk below by Patrick Awuah, the founder of Ashesi University in Ghana. His talk focuses on creative, ethical leadership and its pivotal role in the development of the African continent. One particular quote stood … Continue reading

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General Updates

Over the past month, a great deal of progress has been made on several fronts here at CLI. Recognizing the importance of our presence in Kinshasa, CLI has added key individuals to (and bolstered financial resources for) staff on the … Continue reading

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