Russ Feingold http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/56414/all en US names new envoy to end Great Lakes 'suffering' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/us-names-new-envoy-end-great-lakes-suffering <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Tuesday appointed a new envoy to Africa's Great Lakes region in a renewed bid to end an outbreak of killings and rapes by armed groups terrorizing it.</p> <p>Former Democratic senator Russ Feingold was appointed by US Secretary of State John Kerry to bring a "very important focus on a long-troubled region."</p> <p>"The suffering in the Great Lakes region of Africa and the ongoing crisis in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to trouble all of us greatly," Kerry told reporters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/us-names-new-envoy-end-great-lakes-suffering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Political geography Russ Feingold AFP Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:01:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5860414 at http://www.globalpost.com US envoy seeks 'semi-permanent' DR Congo peace talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131031/us-envoy-seeks-semi-permanent-dr-congo-peace-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US envoy called Thursday for "semi-permanent" peace talks on the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying that the world needed to do more after the end of the M23 rebellion.</p> <p>Russ Feingold, the US special envoy for the Great Lakes region, said he expected that talks in Kampala would lead within days to an agreement in which M23 rebels, under assault from Congolese troops, would disband.</p> <p>But the former US senator said: "Remember, that's only one of 40 to 45 armed groups in eastern Congo."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131031/us-envoy-seeks-semi-permanent-dr-congo-peace-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Political geography Russ Feingold Technology AFP Fri, 01 Nov 2013 01:16:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5976944 at http://www.globalpost.com US hails DRC-M23 deal as step to regional peace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131213/us-hails-drc-m23-deal-step-regional-peace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Friday hailed the successful conclusion of peace talks between the Democratic Republic of Congo and M23 rebels as a step towards lasting peace in Africa's Great Lakes region.</p> <p>Russ Feingold, the US special envoy for the region, helped broker the deal, which was clinched late Thursday in Nairobi.</p> <p>The talks concluded with the M23, which laid down its arms a month ago, undertaking to transform itself into a peaceful political party, while the DRC government said it would assist the process of demobilising the rebels, which may include a partial amnesty.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131213/us-hails-drc-m23-deal-step-regional-peace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Political geography Russ Feingold AFP Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:06:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6019408 at http://www.globalpost.com