Ben Affleck presses Washington to play active role in Congo elections


Oscar-winning actor Ben Affleck spoke emphatically in front of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Tuesday about the many challenges facing the citizens of war-torn Congo.

Affleck is the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, a US-based advocacy organization for the people of Eastern Congo.

Dressed conservatively and speaking from prepared notes, Affleck spoke of his recent visit to the Congo with fellow ECI member Cindy McCain, “We saw first hand the tragedy and triumph of the Congolese people.” (read more at

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