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William Hague and Angelina Jolie: Stop Rape, not Rwanda
by KPFA Evening News, Ann Garrison, 04.13.2013
Wednesday Apr 17th, 2013 4:10 AM
On Thursday, in a performance that raised eyebrows and outraged Congolese peace and justice activists, movie actress Angelina Jolie thanked leaders of the G8 summit in London for their effort to end sexual violence in war, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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William Hague and Angelina Jolie campaigning against rape in war at the G8 summit in London on 04.11.2013.


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Congolese historian BK Kumbi told KPFA that she thinks Angelina Jolie, in her advocacy for Congolese women, repeats the narrative of Western power and demonizes Congolese men. Kumbi will be speaking to KPFA further during special Mother’s Day programming by the KPFA Womens’ Department, about how the big powers speak to violence against women so as to divert attention from the root causes of the ongoing war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.