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Virunga Park

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.

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: Midwives Transform Trash Into Hope

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Since Secretary Clinton ended her African trip, the news cycle has seemingly abandoned the women of Congo.

Gorilla Warfare: Primates Draw Attention To Congo Conflict

Sydney Morning Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Unlike 250,000 of their human neighbours who have had to flee the latest fighting, the gorillas appear untouched so far. But they haven't escaped alto...

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.