KINSHASA, Congo — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Monday for Congo's young people to lead nationwide protests against corruption and rampant sexual violence in the country's violence-torn east.

She stressed that domestic outrage was needed to help prod officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo into action. "You are the ones who have to speak out," she told university students in Kinshasa.

Clinton spoke alongside Congo native and former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo, who has built a new medical center in Kinshasa.

She travels today to Goma, the epicenter of horrific rapes committed by the military and rebel groups as they fight over the region's mineral wealth. The Associated Press