Ben Affleck launches aid group for eastern Congo

In this photo released by ABC shows Ben Affleck's personal essay on his travels through the Congo which will air as a special edition of NIGHTLINE. The 35-year-old actor took a "Nightline" crew on his recent fact-finding mission to Africa with the goal of spreading the word on a story that gets relatively little notice in the United States. His essay airs 11:35 p.m.Thursday on ABC. (AP Photo/Max Culhane,ABC News) (AP)

March 23, 2010 8:07:14 AM PDT
Ben Affleck launched a new initiative Monday to raise money and awareness over atrocities committed against women and children during years of conflict in eastern Congo, Affleck told The Associated Press.