About #48AnHour

INTRODUCTION This page outlines the focus of Save the Congo’s #48AnHour campaign, a social advocacy and mobilisation initiative dedicated to engaging parliamentarians, religious leaders, student–led organisations and people from all walks of life, online and offline, for the next 4 months – starting from March 26th to July 17 16th – to amplify and contribute towards UN…

#48AnHour: Congo, This is the Beginning of my Quest for Action by Catherine Labiran

Rapist penetrate minds; seeping semen down bloodlines Controlling bodies with sex from extremities Soulless holding the holes were governments placed their batteries Perpetrators of battery, declaring manhood over bleeding vaginas Religious men who say amens before they sacrifice Offering up virginities in the name of mobile phone parts Women losing ownership of body parts, men flipping…

A Letter on Congo to the British Prime Minister – June 2013

As part of Save the Congo campaign: “The G8 Time to Save the Congo“, our founder, Vava Tampa, together with Friends of the Congo‘s Spokesperson, Kambale Musavuli; President of the National Union of Student, Liam Burns; former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Sir John Holmes; Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, Nathalie Bennett; Filmmaker and director of Blood in the…

G8 must act on Congo human rights abuse – Feb 2013

As part of Save the Congo’s campaign: ‘The G8 Time to Save the Congo‘, Vava Tampa with 16 parliamentarians, including the former Chair of the Conservative party, Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville CH; former UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Lord Hannay of Chiswick GCMG; the founding Chair of the APPG on the Great Lakes,Baroness King…

We must act on Congo war criminals – May 2012

Save the Congo’s founder, Vava Tampa, with the Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism, Rabbi Danny Rich; Rwandan genocide survivor, Rene  C. Mugenzi; National Black Students’ Officer for the National Union of Students (NUS), Kanja Sessay, Chair of the Society of Black Lawyers, Peter Herbet, OBE; the real life hero of the acclaimed film Hotel Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina; and 10 British parliamentarians – including…

Stand for Peace Demo │21st Nov│Marylebone St → Rwandan Embassy → Downing Street

In Novermber 2008, five months after Save the Congo was founded, Laurent Nkunda and his CNDP launched a blood attempt to take over Goma, leaving scenes of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Kiwanja and Rutshuru. Save the Congo organised a demonstration (our first ever public action) which went from the Rwandan Embassy to…

33 MPs call on William Hague to fully examine Britain’s military and financial support to Rwanda because of its support to warlords in Congo

In June 2012, after report begun circulating that the newly formed M23 militia group in Congo was being fueled by recruits and support from neighbouring Rwanda, one of our friends in the House of Commons, the Honourable Mike Hacock, MP, CBE, tabled a parliamentary motion, Early Day Motion 149: Rwanda’s role in the Democratic Republic of Congo, signed by…

26 MPs call on the Government revoke all direct budget support to any government involved in the wars engulfing the Congo

In October 2012, after the publication of a leaked report by the UN Group of Experts report on Congo which said that Rwanda’s Defense Chief, Gen. James Kabarebe, is effectively commanding a militia gang, M23, one of our friends in the House of Commons, the Honourable Mike Hancock, MP, CBE, tabled a parliamentary motion, Early Day Motion 597:…

Britain re-suspends aid money to the Kagame regime – Dec 2012

In December 2012, after months of lobbying and campaigning, the Secretary of State for International Development,Justine Greening stops release of £21m in budget support to Kagame regime over its role in supporting warlords and militia groups destabilizing Congo, one of friends in the House of Commons, the Honourable Mike Hancock, MP, CBE, tabled a parliamentary motion, Early…