Medical student Leana Wen outlines steps for those who wish to get involved in causes they care about.
New York Times columnist Nick Kristof describes his 2007 trip to Africa and work with essay contest winners Leana Wen (a medical student) and Will Okun (a teacher).
Medical student Leana Wen reflects on the meeting with General Laurent Nkunda, a guerrilla leader in the eastern Congo. This post was originally published on June 21, 2007 in the New York Times blog Two for the Road: In Africa with Nick Kristof.
High school teacher Will Okun describes the difficulties and violence many encounter living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This post was originally published in the New York Times blog Two for the Road: In Africa with Nick Kristof.
Reporter Jeffrey Gettleman details the battles between local militias and villagers in the Eastern Congo.