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On the Culture Front: 10 Days in Queensland, Australia

Chris Kompanek | Posted 01.12.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

One of the highlights of Orpheus Island is getting there. The half-hour helicopter ride from the beach town of Townsville soars over countless tiny islands surrounding the Great Barrier Reef and massive swaths of water that gives the impression that the world is as vast and endless as portrayed in an old-timey exploration novel.

People, Not Gorillas, Are the Real Heroes of Virunga

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 03.07.2015 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

This is a very good film that could have been a great film if the producers could have taken some more risks. Having navigated this part of Virunga in 2007, 2008 and 2009, I can say that taking risks is easier said then done. If the government does not approve of your footage, it is confiscated.

Woolgathering Catastrophe in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Trying to tell the stories of the latest human catastrophes in the Democratic Republic of Congo feels like woolgathering. Not the popular definition of a "flight of fancy," or Patti Smith's phantom woolgatherers clothed in "strange archaic cap and dress," in her magnificent story/poem Woolgathering.

My Return to Rwanda and the Forgotten Crisis Next Door

Rachel Kiddell-Monroe | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Rachel Kiddell-Monroe

As we remember the Rwandan genocide of 20 years ago, my hope is that we will look next door to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the everyday emergency that is bringing a people to its knees.

Can Peace Last in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Following a year of fighting and negotiation between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the M23 rebel group, last month the M23 announced it was ending its military campaign in Eastern Congo, without a formal agreement.

Congo: A Young Man's Courage When Peers in Peace Turn to M23

Search for Common Ground | Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgI was born 27 years ago in Goma, a town notorious for violent outbreaks. Instability exposed the darkest side of my beautiful Democratic Republic of Congo.

Green Tea-Black Sesame Mousse Cake

Ken Leung | Posted 10.23.2013 | Taste
Ken Leung

For a special anniversary, a Japanese inspired dessert.

Surrender of Warlord Ntaganda Will Not Change Life for Millions of Congolese

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Discontent and violence is everywhere in Congo, but the narrative is extremely complicated, the demands and the names of militias require spreadsheets to understand, and no reporters want to venture deep into rebel territories to investigate the unrest.

From the Camps of Congo to the Corridors of the UN

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

After years of campaigning to bring the arms trade under control, we sometimes forget who we are fighting for. The negotiations get technical and it all gets a bit tedious. But we must never forget why we're doing this.

Terminus for the Terminator?

Diana Jenkins | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Diana Jenkins

Bosco Ntaganda, one of the most wanted war criminals in the world, unexpectedly has surrendered to the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda and asked to be sent to The Hague to face trial at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.

Eastern Congo: Millions Left at the Mercy of Militias and Armed Forces

Louis Belanger | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

More than one million people are at risk of militia, rebel and army attacks as fighters begin to position themselves in and around the provincial city of Goma with little or no protection from the government or UN peacekeepers.

The Democratic Republic of Congo: It is Time for Civilians to Come First

Paul O'Brien | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Paul O'Brien

Long-term stability will not be brought to the region until decisive political action is taken. The Congolese government needs to recognize this fact and work to foster regional cooperation.

To Stop Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Look to Rwanda

Amnesty International | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
Amnesty International

If the war in Congo accelerates again, resulting in still more deaths added to the five million dead so far, the responsibility will fall on those who fail to act now, just as they had failed to act in 1994 to stop the genocide in Rwanda.

140,000 Congolese Civilians Flee This Month Alone

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

* M23's Makenga says pulling back from Masisi, Sake * Rebel military leader says will leave Goma later * Rebels show no ...

Dear President Obama: Congo Needs You Now, Will You Respond?

Robin_Wright | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Robin_Wright

This is the first time since 2004, at the height of Congo's conflict, that rebels have occupied the city of Goma. A week has gone by, but the U.S. media and government have barely acknowledged this escalating crisis.

Crisis in Congo

Belinda Bauman | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
Belinda Bauman

I felt that helpless feeling wash over me. I felt the weight of an ocean and miles of separation. Before I looked at a screen, I did something I haven't done for a while. I slipped out of my bed and got down on my knees.

Goma Falls and US Condemns Rebels; Ignores FDLR Atrocities

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

"Sake vient de tomber sans coups de feu" (Sake just fell without firing)-MONUSCO contact M23 outside of Goma (Courtesy of M23) When the Congolese ...

Eastern Congo: Communities forced to fund the war

Louis Belanger | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

Communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being preyed on mercilessly by rebel groups and local militias, as well as their own gover...

Sensational Music Video Premieres at the Tokyo International Film Festival: Flashback Memories 3D

Karin Badt | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

This is the only film in 3-D I have ever seen where the 3-D worked as part of the film, instead of as an added contrivance. Yet Flashback Memories 3D is a movie that is bound to disconcert spectators -- and in fact, many leaving the theater commented that they did not "get it" in the first minutes.

A Better Future For The Congo: Developing The Next Generation Of Congolese Fathers

Kadita Tshibaka | Posted 06.15.2012 | Impact
Kadita Tshibaka

My greatest challenge as a father has been the moments of terror when my children were gravely ill, and we thought we were going to lose them. It happ...

Mountain Gorillas and Humanity Face Breaking Point in Eastern Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Intense fighting between rebel factions and the Congolese army spread to Virunga Park this week, threatening a critical UNESCO world heritage site and the endangered mountain gorillas.

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Refugees Flee Devastating Clashes

The Huffington Post/Reuters | Posted 05.10.2012 | World

Thousands of women and children have abandoned their homes in Congo, fleeing recent clashes between the Congolese military and troops loyal to the not...

U.S. and Rwanda Caught With Diplomatic Pants Down in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.05.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Diplomacy is one thing; enabling is another. It seems Rwanda and the United States have been caught with their diplomatic pants down. Congolese and i...

Borders Were Made To Be Crossed

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 06.30.2012 | Travel
Rebecca Tinsley

Cuidad del Este is a bustling city on the Paraguayan side of the Rio Parana. It forms the triple frontier with Brazil and Argentina, but it couldn't be more different from its orderly neighbors.

The Modest Heroine Of The 2011 Opus Prize: Lyn Lusi

Katherine Marshall | Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The Opus Prize recognizes unsung heroes from any faith tradition, anywhere in the world, who are working to solve today's most persistent social problems. Lyn's is an inspirational story.