Resource List for the Democratic Republic of Congo

Resource List for the Democratic Republic of Congo

List of resources for DRC advocacy

VBS curriculum:

Report by Human Rights Watch on the Political Space in the DRC:

Report by Global Witness:

Report by Senator Sam Brownback and Senator Richard Durbin:

Report by Amnesty International on Torture and Killing by the State Security Agents:

Children’s Issues:

Women’s Issues: and


  • The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo. A film by Lisa F. Jackson
  • HBO documentary:  The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo
  • Lumo, PBS documentary – this movie can be obtained by visiting
  • Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death. Directed by Peter Bates (this movie can be obtained by visiting
  • Arms, Dealing and National Interest. A documentary by D. Andre and P. Moreira
  • Lumumba, 2000. Directed by Raoul Peck
  • Mobutu: King of Zaire. 2004. Movie by Raymond Barre
  • Street Children of Kinshasa. A documentary done by DR Congo Children organization

Reading List:

  • The Assasination of Lumumba by Ludo De Witte 
  • The Challenge of the Congo by Kwame Nkrumah
  • Rise and Fall of Patrice Lumumba by Thomas Kanza               
  • King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild
  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver   
  • The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • George Washington Williams: A Biography by John Hope Franklin                                                        
  • King Leopold’s Soliloquy by Mark Twain
  • The Congo Cables:The Cold War in Africa–From Eisenhower to Kennedy by Madeleine Kalb
  • The Congo: From Leopld to Kabila: A people’s history by George Nzongola-Ntalaja
  • Genocide and Covert Operations in Africa 1993-1999 by Wayne Madsen
  • Africa’s World War:  Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe by Gerard Prunier