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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...

Nearly 5,000 Displaced In Congo's North

AP | SALEH MWANAMILONGO | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo -- Nearly 5,000 people, mostly women, children and the elderly, have been displaced because of fighting in Congo's North Kivu province...

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.

'The Crisis Caravan': Charity's Road to Hell?

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Christian Hall

We should ask more questions about where public and private contributions are going.

Photos: Tens of thousand uprooted by clashes in Eastern DR Congo

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Local authorities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are reporting that at least 60,000 people have been uprooted from their homes foll...

Congo Volcano Still Active: Goma Planning While Lava Flow Approaches Road

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Friends and officials in Goma are reporting that the Nyamulagira volcano is still erupting and that the water supplies and air are contaminated with soot.

Congo Volcano "Devastating"; Raises "Concern for Human Settlements"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

There were initially three lava flows, but they have merged and the remaining flow is moving south-southwest toward the town of Sake.

Congo: Time to Send in the Clowns?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Congolese president Joseph Kabila paved the way for a troupe of Spanish Clowns, while thugs and militia rule the Kivus and truth-seeking journalist are threatened.

Stop "Crimes Against Humanity and Geological Scandals": Give AFRICOM a Chance In Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

This is going out to the end of a very long limb, but contrary to the rumblings in progressive think tanks, let's suggest that AFRICOM must be given a chance in eastern Congo.

Clinton In Congo To Highlight Horrific Rapes, Other Sexual Crimes

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Monday for Congolese youth to lead nationwide protests against massive c...

Dear Secretary Clinton: Could You Please Find Out if This Congolese Child Is Still Alive?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

I know you won't have a lot of free time when you visit the DRC, so perhaps you could skip some interviews and visit eastern Congo. The people there believe that you will help them.

Volcanic Eruptions Threaten Beleaguered Eastern Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

There is absolutely no infrastructure in this part of the world to handle the humanitarian crisis which will occur if a major eruption takes place. Scientists say the eruption "is imminent".

Inside A Congolese Displaced Persons Camp: Children Cling To Our Arms, Begging For Human Touch (PHOTOS)

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Australian journalist Helen Thomas was the first to ask the question. "Do you find it hard to believe that we are able to function here and do our wor...

Congo Rebel Faction Holds Landmark Talks With Government

AP | T.J. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GOMA, Congo — The leader of a splinter rebel faction in eastern Congo said Friday his forces would stop fighting the government and the two side...

Exclusive Interview: Congo Rebel Leader Accused Of War Crimes Tells His Story (SLIDESHOW)

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Congo rebel leader General Laurent Nkunda has been accused by human rights organizations of ordering his troops to rape and murder civilians and pilla...

The Democratic Republic of Congo: "We're on the Run Again"

Bukeni Waruzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bukeni Waruzi

The people in eastern Congo are tired; we have been running for more than a decade now. We need to sit down, live in peace and raise our children.

Congo: "The World Cannot Look Away"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) released a statement today warning, "journalists in Democratic Republic of Congo are facing extreme danger."