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Georgianne Nienaber

Not enough colère against cholera

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jane Regan

Now they are saying we have 3,481 killed by cholera. It is doubtless many more... But in any case, these are just numbers to newspaper readers and ra...

Trusting the Army Corps of Engineers?

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal


If both of Louisiana's U.S. senators expressed frustration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers doesn't does not say enough, you might take the word of Barbara Danielle, a New Orleans resident.

The Stones of the Golden Women: Requiem for Tsunamis Past and Present

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The conference on Culture and Natural Disaster was named "Screamed, Survived, Start Anew." A Thai novelist narrated his description of the tsunami of December 26, 2004.

Congo: Time to Send in the Clowns?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Congolese president Joseph Kabila paved the way for a troupe of Spanish Clowns, while thugs and militia rule the Kivus and truth-seeking journalist are threatened.

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.

Stop "Crimes Against Humanity and Geological Scandals": Give AFRICOM a Chance In Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

This is going out to the end of a very long limb, but contrary to the rumblings in progressive think tanks, let's suggest that AFRICOM must be given a chance in eastern Congo.

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.

Hillary Clinton in Congo: Tempers, Human Rights, and Media Cliché

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Media reports of Hillary Clinton's visit to Congo have so far focused on her testy remark to a Congolese student. But what about human rights and continuing corruption in the Kabila government?

Will Hillary Face Down Congo's Kabila? Or Will He "Crush" Her Also?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Kabila's army is committing a majority of the atrocities, and Hillary is going to be face to face with the butcher. Can Clinton offer a moral compass in this humanitarian tragedy, or will we once again turn our back on humanity?

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.

North Country Blues: Michael Jackson, Media, Community, and a Small Town Murder

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Georgianne Nienaber

It seemed as though Jackson chose his own path to death while there are so many others who are literally thrown into the Grim Reaper's grip like carrion to the wolves.

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.

Music Video On A Shoestring: Heat Stroke, Heart and Social Media to the Rescue

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

In today's atmosphere of music industry giants swallowing the little Indie guys, a little band from Atlanta proves that all it takes is heart to produce art and great PR.

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?

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.

Mary Chapin Carpenter Returns to the Stage and Talks about Eudora Welty, Inspiration, and Bonding

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

Five-time Grammy winner, Mary Chapin Carpenter is still raving about the experience she had performing with Kate Campbell, Claire Holley and Caroline Herring at the Eudora Welty Centennial Concert.

Eddie's Attic: Singer/Songwriter Ellis in Full Bloom in Atlanta

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

Check out Eddie's Attic if you are in Atlanta. If you live anywhere on this planet, find Ellis's performance schedule and locations.

Ivory's Ghosts: White Gold and the Fate of the Elephant

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Ivory's Ghosts: The White Gold of History and the Fate of the Elephants is a meticulous examination of the allure of ivory that reads like a novel and is impossible to put down.

Ben Affleck Reports From Congo

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ben Affleck has written an essay for TIME about his trips to Congo and the devastating conflict there. The picture of the eastern region of the Demo...

Exclusive Interview: Congo Rebel Leader Accused Of War Crimes Tells His Story (SLIDESHOW)

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Congo rebel leader General Laurent Nkunda has been accused by human rights organizations of ordering his troops to rape and murder civilians and pilla...