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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.

Transplanting the Face of a Dead Congolese Woman

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

The image of the face of the Congolese woman resting on the pink and blue blanket is grafted onto the frontal lobe of my brain -- the repository of my...

The Trouble With Congo Is Deep and Widespread

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Obadias Ndaba

Conventional wisdom about the Democratic Republic of Congo make us believe that the trouble with Congo lie in the east of the country alone. That is wrong and dangerous. Like a wrong diagnosis of a disease, it leads to wrong prescription and medicine.

UN's Ban Ki-moon Visits Congo: Admonishes Army While Delivering Aid

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, and the publicity, coupled with a $1 billion aid package from the World Bank, inadvertently spotlighted President Joseph Kabila's image as an ineffective manager of the affairs of his impoverished nation.

UN Continues to Sacrifice African Lives for Political Expediency

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The grim month of April is here once again. Nineteen years ago the world stood by and watched the unthinkable become reality. Are we willing to force change?

Eastern Congo: Millions Left at the Mercy of Militias and Armed Forces

Louis Belanger | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

More than one million people are at risk of militia, rebel and army attacks as fighters begin to position themselves in and around the provincial city of Goma with little or no protection from the government or UN peacekeepers.

The Fall of Goma

Michael Deibert | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Michael Deibert

The fall of Goma may prove a defining moment, for both the Congolese government and for the gulf between the actions and the words of the international community in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Why the Democratic Republic of Congo Is a Failed State

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.22.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Without guaranteeing a sense of belonging and security for all its citizens, Congo should not anticipate or expect any guarantee of peace.

U.N. Says There Is No Document Charging Rwanda Helped M23 Rebels

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.05.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Google "M23 Congo" and it is obvious that accounts of the leaked report have gone viral. But is it correct? Does the report exist? What, exactly, does it say?

Eline Gordts

Catastrophic Security Situation Plagues Congo

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

Five months after Congo's contested presidential elections, civil society groups are calling on the Kabila government and the international community ...

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 Community Faces Targeted Assassinations and Issues Plea for Help

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

While Walikale is waiting for the world and God to wake up, officials are urging people living deep in the villages to gather or in towns or in more populated areas to shield themselves from an impending massacre.

More Than 500 'Systematic Rapes' Reported In Congo

AP | ANITA SNOW | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations reported Tuesday that more than 500 systematic rapes were committed by armed combatants in eastern Congo sin...