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Mission Creep in the Congo

Peter Swarbrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Swarbrick

Peacekeepers in the Congo may be doing more harm than good unless their mission is adapted to the realities on the ground.

Ending the Conflict Minerals Trade

Robert Hormats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Hormats

Huffington Post readers may be surprised to learn that the world's deadliest conflict since World War II is still occurring -- in the Democratic Repub...

Congolese Groups Demand Ouster of Abusive Army Commander

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Fifty Congolese human rights and civil society organizations, along with Human Rights Watch (HRW), lodged a formal complaint today against Colonel In...

Kabila Says "Peace Before Justice" in DRC; Rebel General Gadi Ready to Fight

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Before we discuss the President of Congo's call for peace before justice, consider this. Eastern Congo is a mess. The military situation is so complex...

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.

Human Rights Watch Damns MONUC in Congo: Leaked UN Internal Memo Supports the Accusations

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

What has happened to the innocent in Congo goes far beyond anything that rational minds can comprehend. Is this why the US has turned such a blind eye to what is happening there?

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.

Oxfam Testimony from Congo: "We are the Wretched of the Earth; They are Killing Us in the Name of Peace."

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The aid group OXFAM did something no one else has done and took a survey of the civilians in eastern Congo and asked them how the campaign was affecting them.

UN: Arms from Sudan Add to Congo Humanitarian Disaster

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

How involved was the United States State Department in the destabilization of the Kivu provinces in eastern DRC? Did our State Department officials become "terrorists" in the eyes of a revolutionary movement in Congo?

Oxfam : New UN-backed Military Operation in the DRC Likely to Cause Widespread Suffering

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

The international agency urged all major donor countries to give sufficient attention to the humanitarian crisis, which has been raging since January.

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."

Next Administration Must Address Conflict in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

The humanitarian crisis in Congo has worsened, with tens if not hundreds of thousands of people displaced. It is time for world leaders to take on this issue and contribute to bringing an end to the conflict.