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.



Men with guns

09 Jul

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

FACT: There are lots of soldiers here in North and South Kivu.

FACT: Unless I want to pay a hefty bribe or get the giblets beaten out of me, I do not take pictures of soldiers.

However, the BBC has an excellent slideshow that shows Mai Mai soldiers and victims of the war in Eastern Congo.  This slideshow can be found here.

So, now you know what I see strutting down the street every day.  Also, you get a feel for how vulnerable the civilian population is to these hombres armados.

Posted By Walter James

Posted Jul 9th, 2009

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