'Argo' star Affleck urges US investment in DR Congo

US actor Ben Affleck testifies on issues in the Republic of Congo during a US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on Capitol Hill, on February 26, 2014Hollywood star Ben Affleck called Wednesday for targeted investment in the private sector in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where he sees a window of opportunity to end a cycle of unrest. The A-list actor and director, who has founded a non-profit group called the Eastern Congo Initiative and has made repeated trips to the region, advocated the United States shift its priorities in delivering aid, in a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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