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Choosing Between China and the West Is No Joke for DR Congo

Medard Mulangala Lwakabwanga | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medard Mulangala Lwakabwanga

Africa now has an alternative to listening to the West. That alternative is China, and Europe and North America are right to be concerned.

Congo Government Continuing Rapes: United Nations

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Congolese government troops are raping, killing and looting civilians in the same area of eastern Congo where militias carried ...

DR Congo: War Criminal Ntaganda and Rwandan Security Agents Accused of Assassinations

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

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.

Congo: More Intimidation as Blood Flows Faster than Oil Spilled Into the Gulf of Mexico

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

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.

Rumble in the Jungle

Medard Mulangala Lwakabwanga | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medard Mulangala Lwakabwanga

In 1974, the DRC hosted a match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Ali defeated an established opponent running out of ideas and ways to win. This is perhaps a foretaste of how our politics may develop in the coming months.

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...

Congo Spurns Burundi Refugees at Border

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Frustration in the face of this humanitarian tragedy is understandable. Where is SOS Hillary Clinton in the face of this, especially after her courageous meetings with Congolese President Joseph Kabila?

Human Rights Watch: UN-Backed Congo Troops Killed More Civilians Than Rebels

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — A U.N.-backed Congolese military operation to oust rebels from eastern Congo has caused more civilian casualties than damage to r...

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.

Could a Hillary Clinton Avatar Save Congo?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The world will never dispatch a savior to Congo who, like the paraplegic Marine Jake in the James Cameron epic Avatar, will damn self-serving interests and decide to protect a unique world and complicated society.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DRC: Nkunda Languishes While Women Are Raped

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is reporting ongoing brutal rapes by Rwandan rebel soldiers and regular Congolese army troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Who Is Laurent Nkunda? Savior or Villain in Congo?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Nkunda is a militant revolutionary in the tradition of, say, a George Washington, or Fidel Castro; men with visions of unity and independence for their countries and peoples whose methods were indeed martial.