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Ben Affleck testifies on Capitol Hill about Congo

Actor Ben Affleck is shown testifies on Capitol Hill on Wednesday about the Democratic Republic of Congo.
December 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Actor Ben Affleck testified on Capitol Hill on Wednesday about the Democratic Republic of Congo.

He talked about the security situation there since fighting re-ignited earlier this year. The actor asked lawmakers to do what they can to help stabilize the region.

"Every day, I am inspired by the resilience and the determination of the Congolese who desperately want to live their lives in peace, earn a decent living and raise their families just like the rest of us," he said.

Affleck is the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, a humanitarian group that provides funding for organizations and leaders in the region.

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