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Voice from Congo: Is the Pen Mightier Than the Sword?

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If anyone has any doubt that OpEdNews is providing a much needed service to counter the propaganda spewed by mainstream media regarding equatorial Africa, please read on.

This “Voice from Congo” was emailed to keith harmon snow ( and copied to me. We have written many times regarding our despair that the volumes we have contributed to various progressive news outlets about the carnage in Congo are having little real effect.

What we are offering here is hope, although you cannot feed your children on hope.

Congolese transportation

Finally, the seventh time his servant told him he saw...a little cloud...rising from the sea" 1 Kings 18:44

Your hands as you are writing are for me, "this little cloud". God loves to use things we think are insignificant. He used mud to open eyesight, a slingshot to kill Goliath.

So God will give you help you to publish what you want people hear, to bring out these realities of God's people sufferings in Congo. Why God is going to provide?

Because God knows our names. He hears us when we call.

What you are doing might seem to be insignificant as I said up before all these powers of evils (multinational powers, the power of humanitarians killing us while they are smiling, Christian NGOs not doing what they preach).

That small pen of yours will bring rain if you push on. Elijah did. He bent himself, head in his knees, face in the ground, pushing pushing, till rain came from that small cloud.

I suffered many years trying to find out what other countries do, to get their small and useless news to be heard many times on BBC, VOA. What can Congo do? I thought it was maybe Congolese are not educated highly to bring news out. Or our French language is not what news services prefer. Can then Belgium help speaking for his former land? Do we need to apologize for the sin Belgium committed that makes them keep quiet when we are dying?

In Tanzania a civil war occurred and few people died we hear a lot of it over media and they stopped it. But Congo, can’t say the number of dead. No a page in papers is reserved for it. If it happened, you need to wait for one year to go before you hear of it again.

Impunity. The Queen of England is coming to Uganda. I thought such a personality being a mother can naturally have a mother's heart. Can we assume, she is not aware of the proccès against Uganda to pay billions of dollars for killing Congolese in Kisangani and in North-east of Congo and clearly plunder the country? Is there no other Commonwealth country that has no blood on its hands to host the summit in Africa for the Queen mother to consider? I call this impunity.

You don't need to be natural mother to a child to feel pity on her or him if you say the child in need. When we were fleeing, passing corpse of humans, a lady was killed and a baby left alive on dead body. A mother among the group could not ask where to take the baby. As I am writing this, the baby is 5 years old as a child of this mama who rescued him.

The Queen should feel the pain we have regardless our tongue. Mothers have BIG HEARTS.

More than eight thousand Congolese have entered in Kisoro this week. In which hands? One will ask.

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Georgianne Nienaber is an investigative environmental and political writer. She lives in rural northern Minnesota, New Orleans and South Florida. Her articles have appeared in The Society of Professional Journalists' Online (more...)
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I know at times, it must feel as though your words... by Jan Baumgartner on Friday, Oct 26, 2007 at 7:32:10 PM