Known among activists as “Congo’s Gandhi,” Fred Bauma has spent the last six years promoting democracy in his country through nonviolent protest. Bauma and other members of his youth organization, LUCHA, have been repeatedly abused and imprisoned for challenging President Joseph Kabila’s corrupt administration. Bauma shares how these experiences have only bolstered his determination to see the Democratic Republic of the Congo live up to its name.
We listen to stories and brainstorm ways
to expand freedom and unleash human
potential across the globe.