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U.S.-Africa Summit: President Obama Should Dis-Invite Uganda Dictator Gen. Museveni

Milton Allimadi | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

The August Summit is an excellent moment in history to change the narrative of U.S. engagement with Africa. But the presence of some notorious ones distracts from this major event.

This Valentine's Day, Say Yes to Congo

Emmanuelle Chriqui | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Emmanuelle Chriqui

Valentine's Day is the holiday for love, but the gold so many people give each other as a symbol of their love may be fueling violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The silver lining: we can do quite a bit as consumers to help our jewelry companies address conflict gold.

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.

Futility in a Blue Helmet

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

The UN must support its own soldiers in Central African Republic and the existing force in Darfur when they try to do their job. Otherwise, why do we bother to extend this false hope to civilians facing ethnic cleansing? The answer, of course, is that sending Blue Helmets makes us feel better.

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.

Only a Government With Democratic Legitimacy Can Bring Peace to Congo

Medard Mulangala Lwakabwanga | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Medard Mulangala Lwakabwanga

Today's political parties will meet this week in Congo's capital Kinshasa to discuss how they can bring unity to a country wracked by instability since its birth.

Questioning Drone Support for Rapists, Corpse Desecrators and Deserters in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Given the reports of U.N. supported FARDC rapes, desecrations and desertions, perhaps the U.N. working group on peacekeeping could focus more on the use of brain analysis of U.N. commanders rather than drone analysis of eastern Congo.

DR Congo: M23 Rebels Kill, Rape Civilians

Human Rights Watch | Posted 09.22.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

All of the recent M23 deserters interviewed by Human Rights Watch said that Rwandan soldiers, officers, and trainers were present throughout their time with the M23, and that there had been new arrivals from Rwanda in recent months.

Watch The Value of Women In Congo With a Critical Eye

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

This film could have offered a greater service if it would have demonstrated that Congo is a land with no governance and that the fabric of decent society has been completely rendered in the blood of innocents.

UN Continues to Sacrifice African Lives for Political Expediency

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The grim month of April is here once again. Nineteen years ago the world stood by and watched the unthinkable become reality. Are we willing to force change?

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.

A Field Diary From Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

Julia Lewis | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Julia Lewis

In a country where security can change in an instant, acting on lies and failing to act on truth can have very real -- even fatal -- consequences.

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.

Congo General: 'It's War That Will Bring Peace'

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

By Ed Stoddard and Jonny Hogg GOMA/MINOVA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A Congolese government army commander said...

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.

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 ...

The Fall of Goma

Michael Deibert | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Michael Deibert

The fall of Goma may prove a defining moment, for both the Congolese government and for the gulf between the actions and the words of the international community in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

U.N.: Congolese Civilians Massacred In 'Incomprehensibly Vicious' Attacks

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2012 | World

By Robert Evans GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Rival armed groups may have killed hundreds of civilians in massacres and other "incompreh...

Why the Democratic Republic of Congo Is a Failed State

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.22.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Without guaranteeing a sense of belonging and security for all its citizens, Congo should not anticipate or expect any guarantee of peace.

U.N. Says There Is No Document Charging Rwanda Helped M23 Rebels

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.05.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Google "M23 Congo" and it is obvious that accounts of the leaked report have gone viral. But is it correct? Does the report exist? What, exactly, does it say?

Congo: Al Jazeera Meets With M23 in Exclusive Interview

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Al Jazeera is the first news organization to go behind the lines and interview M23, breaking through the media wall of silence that has surrounded M23 since it broke with the Congolese army and warlord Bosco Ntaganda.

Congo M23 Rebels Tell Their Story

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.27.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Is the Congolese government of Joseph Kabila using the international press to wage a propaganda war against the new rebel fighters in eastern Congo? This is possible and probable given the amount of disinformation disseminated by the foreign press in recent days.

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.