The U.N.) says the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world's deadliest since World War II. The Congo catastrophe, however, has gone largely unnoticed by the world's media, and global leaders have placed the crisis on the back burner.
With Rwanda receiving a seat on the UN Security Council last year as well, I wanted to talk to Rwanda's most famous son, Paul Rusesabagina, about Rwanda's role in supporting the M23 militia.
I happen to know something about Congo, Rwanda and Kivu, a province on the Eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has become th...
Sweet Dreams is a documentary that chronicles how a group of Rwandan women survived destruction and mass murder, and then embarked on the tenuous path of healing.
It behooves the Western leaders and the American government who are being critical of Rwanda's Kagame to learn from the Rwandan experience and finally agree to put an end to mass slaughter and to seriously punish all those who engage in it.
Why is the U.S. propping up the regime of Rwanda's Paul Kagame as it continues to trample on the free speech of those opposing his rule? Look no further than the new state of the art embassy in Kigali.
Let's face it, our world has seen better days. Take a look at the newspaper on any given day and you'll find enough tragedy and disaster to send you s...
Human Rights Watch has offered testimony that Bosco Ntaganda, a Congolese army general sought on an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court, is involved in the assassination of at least eight people.
The United Nations officially released an explosive report on massacres of desperate Hutu men, women and children who trekked across vast expanses of the Congo to escape Rwanda's Tutsi-led army, which kept catching up to them.
Peacekeepers in the Congo may be doing more harm than good unless their mission is adapted to the realities on the ground.
Hundreds of world leaders make their annual pilgrimage to New York for the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly. This is what is on their agenda.
The United States has strategic and mining interests in the Congo and until the American people demand that our government do something to actually promote human rights there, the ongoing abuses will continue.
The current status quo is simply not a sustainable way to build durable peace. Rwandans need to start constructing a democratic middle ground that avoids the twin evils of majoritarian dominance and minority authoritarianism.
Some longtime Rwanda watchers are more concerned by dynamics within the ruling RPF party than in the current public struggles between the government, the opposition and press.
The future looks bright for the advancement of this Third world and it's hopes for widespread online access. But there are major problems that even booming telecom cannot solve.
Why is it that Bill Gates is covering all the MDGs of greatest concern to women, but real women leaders, including those who fought to put these issues on the global agenda and staffed actual health facilities are not?