Walter James (DR Congo)


Walter James

Walter James (SOS Femme en Danger – SOSFED): Walter graduated in 2006 from the University of Minnesota. Following college, he worked on international development in Haiti and Senegal, and studied human rights and international development in Senegal, Costa Rica, and Morocco. Walter first visited Eastern Congo as a 2009 Peace Fellow for The Advocacy Project, where he documented the work of civil society organizations such as SOS Femmes en Danger, Arche d’Alliance, and Tunza Mazingira. The following year, he graduated from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy with a Master’s degree in Public Policy.



07 Oct

Mwacha Malisho: Living by example

Mwacha Malisho Felix is 38 years old and the father of 7 children.  He is

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Posted Oct 07, 2011

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13 Feb

Down in Fizi

On Februry 7th, Amisi, Marceline, and myself made our first official field visit down into

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Posted Feb 13, 2011

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16 Sep

SOS Femmes en Danger

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Posted Sep 16, 2009

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19 Aug

Marceline Kongolo: ‘We just want women’s lives to be better’

Meet Marceline Kongolo.  Marceline is the founder and executive secretary of SOS Femmes en Danger,

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Posted Aug 19, 2009

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19 Aug

Mariamu “Marie” Bashishibe: Fearless woman in a fearful time

Meet Mariamu “Marie” Bashishibe.  Marie is the site director of the SOS Femmes en Danger

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Posted Aug 19, 2009

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19 Aug

Rose Shukurami: Details in the African tableau

Songolo asked Rose if she wanted to return to Rwanda.  Rose shook her head no. 

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Posted Aug 19, 2009

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19 Aug

Rose Shukurami: Caught in the gap

Rose Shukurami is a woman with striking cheekbones, challenging eyes, a jagged scar on her

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Posted Aug 19, 2009

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04 Aug

Cows and Peace: Rodrigue Rukumbuzi

Meet Rodrigue Rukumbuzi.  Rodrigue is an animateur/inqueteur for Arche d’Alliance.  He works around the town

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Posted Aug 04, 2009

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03 Aug

Monitoring II: ‘Our soldiers are not professionals’

After visiting the FARDC prison in Luvungi, I interviewed Arche inqueteur Juvernal Twaibu on what

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Posted Aug 03, 2009

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03 Aug

Monitoring I: Arche d’Alliance in the war zone

Kimya-2 continues to burn up the Congolese countryside along the Haut Plateau, and lots of

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Posted Aug 03, 2009

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03 Aug

Visit to SOS Femmes en Danger in Mboko

SOS Femmes en Dangers (SOS FED) is a local organization in South Kivu whose mission

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Posted Aug 03, 2009

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28 Jul

Expression without violence: Iledephonse Masumbuko Sangolo

Meet Ildephonse Masumbuko Sangolo.  Mr. Sangolo is the field supervisor for Arche d’Alliance, an NGO

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Posted Jul 28, 2009

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24 Jul

Part III: Living like a refugee is not easy

During our visit to Lubarika, the inqueteurs of Arche d’Alliance interviewed several refugees.  Among them

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Posted Jul 24, 2009

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24 Jul

Part II: Lubarika

On July 21st, I traveled with a team from Arche d’Alliance to the village of

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Posted Jul 24, 2009

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24 Jul

Part I: Temperature Rising

For a little over a week now the FDLR has been on the offensive across

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Posted Jul 24, 2009

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17 Jul

Zawadi’s story

When I visited the Luvungi CMC, I had the opportunity to observe the proceedings of

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Posted Jul 17, 2009

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17 Jul

The CMC: Justice and Peace in rural Congo

As many refugees stream back to their home territories in Congo since the (tentative) end

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Posted Jul 17, 2009

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17 Jul

You’ll get your day in court

Arche d’Alliance is an NGO based in Uvira, Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Arche d’Alliance’s

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Posted Jul 17, 2009

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09 Jul

Men with guns

Ok, I am going to switch into Dwight Schrute mode here for a second… FACT:

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Posted Jul 09, 2009

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07 Jul

Amisi Pele and CEJEDER

Meet Amisi Pele.  Pele is the executive secretary for CEJEDER, a local development organization that

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Posted Jul 07, 2009

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01 Jul

Bon Appetit!

Tonight, we are preparing potatoes with peanut sauce for supper. Ned, Isidord, and I eat

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Posted Jul 01, 2009

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01 Jul

Moving the mountain

Tous les gens sont terrorizés (All the people are terrorized) This is what the reggae

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Posted Jul 01, 2009

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01 Jul

Notes from Bukavu

Ned and I recently returned from a short trip to Bukavu, trying to secure living

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Posted Jul 01, 2009

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22 Jun

Arche d’Alliance in Makobola: civic education and conflict transformation

Mr. Sangolo teaches civic participation to an eager crowd in Makobola Makobola is a village

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Posted Jun 22, 2009

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15 Jun

Leya: The Ballad of a Village Maiden

Meet Leya.  Leya is sixteen years old.  Leya is one of 8 children.  Her father

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Posted Jun 15, 2009

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11 Jun

La Corruption

One of the things required of newcomers in Uvira is meeting with the ANR, the

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Posted Jun 11, 2009

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11 Jun

Lupongo ya Matete

So, here I am.            On my 25 hour journey (4 airplanes, 1 four hour

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Posted Jun 11, 2009

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10 May

Walter goes to Congo

Since I was a kid I have been fascinated with the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

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Posted May 10, 2009

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