All tagged Africa

The Congo is on fire...again. Rebels and conspiracy and murder and rape. Thousands of refugees and counting. The footage is horrifying, but what got me was hearing the palpable exasperation of the aid workers being interviewed, and realizing that I'm starting to know how they feel. I stood there in the middle of the hallway of the McKay building not sure whether I wanted more to scream or to cry. "Why can't we stop this!?"

Perhaps the question is so vexing because the answer really is, "We could."

New Lessons from 'Hotel Rwanda'

It seems unreasonable to me to leave an audience cheering, and crying, on its feet and then expect them to somehow dig up, search out, or invent the means to make a difference. It seems unfair to generate that kind of energy without providing an actionable channel for it.