Ben Affleck is taking a fourth visit to the Congo to help raise awareness about the human rights issues in the country. Over 250,000 people have been displaced and about 5 million killed in war. Affleck has created a documentary to bring attention to this cause. You can read an essay about his experience in the Congo here.
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