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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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

U.S. and Rwanda Caught With Diplomatic Pants Down in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.05.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Diplomacy is one thing; enabling is another. It seems Rwanda and the United States have been caught with their diplomatic pants down. Congolese and i...

Burning, Looting, Rape and "Sad Faces" Provide Virtual Reality in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

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Children Dying in Congo and Leaders "Launch Cries of Alarm"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 02.29.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

There is nothing we can do to stop the murderous rebels; nothing we can do to force the incompetent and corrupt president to order his army to protect the "enfants sans defense;" nothing we can do to provide life-giving medicine.

CONGO: Survey Shows Women and Boys in Increasing Danger in War-Torn Eastern DRC

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Civilians in eastern Congo are facing an increased risk of rape and forced labour as a result of internationally backed military operations against rebel groups.

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...

Satellite Imagery Proves Catastrophic Failure of Joint Rwanda/Congo Military Exercises

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Reported have said that joint military operations between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been a catastrophic failure. Now satellite imagery of the Busurungi area in North Kivu clearly shows burned villages.

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?

Ambassador Verveer on Congo's Rape Crisis: Unspeakable Brutality and Highly Emotional Encounters

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Ambassador Melanne Verveer leads the charge against the heinous atrocities in the Congo.

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.

Where is Twitter for the DRC? HRW Reports "Massive Increase in Attacks on Civilians"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that the United Nations-backed intensified military operations in eastern and northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have failed to protect civilians from brutal rebel attacks.

Lalibre Reports: Is it Too Late for Eastern Congo?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Recent events and an ignored report by the independent United Nations' Special Rappateur predicted the current escalation, but no one in American media appears to be listening.

Human Rights Watch Condemns Congolese Army for Atrocities: Kagame Backtracks on Nkunda's Arrest

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

It is a "problem" for the innocents being burned alive in Congo. A problem for the Congolese women who are raped on a daily basis.