I have learned this through decades of research and development on identity and leadership. Leaders with strong identities stay steady while others falter. They can handle the eventual necessary transfer of power, because who they are is not dependent on external factors or outside opinions. They validate themselves.
When asked about his childhood, Jean Bosco Ngwabije, 33, remembers two things -- fighting and running.
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.
Today the first generation since the first incident of HIV occurred is joining the human family. We have come a long way from a time of desperation, when we were sure this epidemic would destroy our families, our countries and our continent. But we are still here -- through no coincidence or chance -- rather, because we united as a global community and refused to let future generations share the same fate as too many of our friends, parents, brothers and sisters.
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.
How is it a country like the UK sits by and does nothing while one of their foremost aid recipients is accused of "aiding and abetting" crimes against humanity by the United Nations?
Julienne was just four during the 1994 genocide. She is HIV-positive and works as an artisan for this member-owned women's collective through The Ih...
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.