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Cindy McCain in Congo to Highlight Violence

Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 09:20 AM

 

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Cindy McCain is teaming up with actor Ben Affleck to try to bring more attention to violence against women in Congo, as well as that country's upcoming presidential election.

McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain, wrapped up a five-day trip to Congo and East Africa early Friday. During her visit she met with community organizations that help women deal with Congo's rampant sexual violence. She also investigated whether the International Republican Institute, which her husband chairs, should get involved with November's election.

McCain, who first carried out medical aid work in Congo in 1994, is a part of Affleck's Eastern Congo Initiative, which aids grass-roots groups in Congo. The two will travel to Congo in November for the election.

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