The Complexity of the Congo Conflict

Many academics, journalists, government officials and religious leaders have noted the complexity of the crisis in the Eastern Congo and neighboring countries. It is an enduring crisis that defies simplistic definitions or easy solutions. In this video created by Friends of the Congo, Howard French offers a broader perspective to the "good guys vs. bad guys" approach to explaining complex situations.

Howard French is an associate professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism as well as a journalist, author and photographer. He was most recently a senior foreign correspondent with The New York Times. The C.R.A. also recommends you watch Crisis in the Congo.