This page is where you can find new items on the website. Please visit again so that you can keep aware of news, videos, events, and information about UNA-DRC and the Congo, and what is happening in the Detroit area via UNADetroit.org to facilitate our united efforts.
|Date added||What's New||Summary|
|November 2009||Dan Rather Reports - Congo Copper Mine Story||
From Friends of the Congo:
Dan Rather Reports Nominated For an Emmy for Congo Copper Mine Story:
Download the report
|July 20, 2009||Greetings to
U of M Global Program
|The Congo Cause sends greetings to the 2009-2010 class of the Technology in Education Global Program who began classes in Geneva, Switzerland today. Bon Jour!|
|July 14, 2009||
First airing tonight: The Reckoning
Watch on PBS tonight: The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court. This film follows ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and team for three years across four continents as he issues arrest warrants for LRA leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, and shakes up the Colombian justice system, and charges Sudan's President with genocide in Darfur.
(Visit UNADetroit.org -- For a future viewing of the film.)
|May 16, 2009||YouTube Video clip of Journalist testifying before US Senate Committe||
Congolese journalist Chouchou Namegabe Nabintu testifies at the congressional hearing on sexual violence in the Congo held on May 19, 2009 before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on African Affairs and the new
One of her comments is -- there has been a lack of public attention to the atrocities going on (horrific murders and rapes); and that more attention goes for the well-being of gorillas in Congo rather than women.
|May 12, 2009||Video Excerpt
Talk by Cissa Wa Numbe, March 14
You can click here to view a 12-minute video excerpt of the 30 minute talk by Cissa Wa Numbe.
Once again, our sincere appreciate to: CMNtv.org who filmed and produced the video of this event.
CMN TV sent a crew to film the Meet and Greet event on Saturday, March 14. CMNtv.org spent hours in the set-up, tear-down, filming, editing, and production to create a video of the event.
|May 5, 2009||Speaker Event - Director of the UN Millennium Project, Jeffrey Sachs||
|April 24, 2009||Letter to UNA-DRC from the Congolese Dept. of Health - English Version available||Click here to download a letter (French Version) (English Version) from the Sud-Kivu Congolese Department of Health to UNA-DRC regarding UNA-DRC's requested participation in the Sud-Kivu Province World Malaria Day events and malaria prevention project.|
|April 23, 2009||Meet and Greet Summary||
Click here to download a summary of the Meet and Greet Event held on March 14th.
We were excited to meet so many new friends who have embraced this great cause!
You can visit Facebook to view photos of the event. (Search: CongoCause)
|April 22, 2009||
Search for: CongoCause
|April 20, 2009||Population Reference Bureau: Discussion on Malaria, April 23 at 1 p.m. EST||
PRB Discusses "A Call to Action Against Malaria" -- World Malaria Day: April 23rd at 1:00 p.m. EST - Live discussion with experts. You can pre-submit questions.
Malaria threatens close to one-half of the world’s population, and more than 1 million children die each year of malaria-related complications. In sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 250,000 pregnant women die annually:..." More at Population Reference Bureau
|April 19, 2009||Letter to UNA-DRC from the Congolese Dept. of Health||
|April 16, 2009||Collectif d'Assas||
YouTube Video: A music video initiative for peace in the DRC, by the Collectif d'Assas - Goodwill Ambassadors for UNDP who encourage the collection of small arms held by former rebels and soldiers.
|April 8, 2009||UN News Center
Rebel Fighting Resumes in DRC
"The latest flare-up threatens to reverse the considerable progress made in the repatriation and resettlement of thousands of Congolese affected by previous conflicts in the area,” William Spindler, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said in Geneva." More
|April 6 2009||University of Michigan-Flint
Biology Class Students
We'd like to extend our sincere appreciation to the students of Dr. Pace's Biology class at University of Michigan-Flint. The student team held a bake sale and also did a coupon drive with a local restaurant. Thank you for your great efforts. We also want to thank the Biology Department staff who contributed for bed nets as well.
|March 27, 2009||Best Foot Forward: Iroquois High School students join as a partner to save lives from malaria.||
In the "Best Foot Forward" section of the Iroquois High School's Newsletter, you can read about what our friend, high school teacher, Doug Hart and his classrooms are doing to fund raise for mosquito bed nets. Cissa Wa Numbe visited Iroquois High School during his itinerary to the United States.
Please scroll down in the newsletter to Best Foot Forward to read about Doug Hart and his students in Louisville Kentucky in this interesting article.
We extend our appreciation to Doug and his students for joining as a partner in our Mosquito Bed Nets Appeal for 2009 with students and groups in the U.S.
|March 16, 2009||CMNtv.org||
SINCERE APPRECIATION TO:
CMN TV sent a crew to film the Meet and Greet event on Saturday, March 14.
CMNtv.org spent hours in the set-up, tear-down, filming, editing, and production to create a video of the event. When we know the air date for this production we will post the information.
|March 10||Mosquito Bed Net Kick off:
Special Meet & Greet Event
This was Dr. Wa Numbe's only Detroit area engagement, after his itinerary in Ottawa, Canada at the International Development Research Center; and London at the "Ground Breaking" War Crime International Conference at the Institute of Advanced Studies in London, UK, so we are fortunate to have him here in the Detroit area.
Meet and Greet Event
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2009
Cissa holds a Master degrees in Sociology and Anthropology from University of Lubumbashi, DRC; and a PhD in Peace and Human Rights studies from the University of Bradford, UK. Cissa has only one talk in the Detroit area, after speaking in Ottawa with the International Development Research Center, and Louisville Kentucky.
Cissa Wa Numbe is a frequent speaker at peace conferences, UN related events, human rights seminars, and other civil society events.
If you would like to donate towards saving lives with mosquito bed nets, and would like a tax deductible contribution receipt, please make your checks payable to our fiscal sponsor, The Global Center.
UNA Michigan, was a co-sponsor for the event.
|February 26, 2009||International Women's Day||International Womens Day is March 8.
Join us, Friends of the Congo, and other groups across the world to bring awareness for women in Eastern Congo. Please read the Open Letter from Salon.
|February 26, 2009||Salon||
Open letter to Mrs. Obama from Salon
|February 19, 2009||March 14 Special Event Talk with Cissa Wa Numbe, UNA-DRC
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Please join us for Special Meet and Greet Talk with Cissa Wa Numbe, Ph.D., Secretary General of the United Nations Association of the Dem. Rep. of Congo.
Our grass roots partner, Cissa Wa Numbe will be in the Detroit area on March 14th to kick-off our 2009 Mosquito Bed Nets Appeal, One Net One Life.
Please join us for a talk and "Meet and Greet" with Cissa. We'll hear firsthand about Congo, how we can help save lives from malaria with mosquito bed nets, and highlights from last year's bed net distribution.
Link to directions
RSVP will help for planning: Click Here
We look forward to seeing you!
|February 13, 2009||A Video Interview: The Process and Criteria UNA-DRC uses for bed net recipients.||
Cissa Wa Numbe, Director (Secretary General) of the United Nations Association of the Democractic Republic of Congo (UNA-DRC) explains the screening process and decision criteria they use while working with local community groups and authorities to find and determine the needly woman and children who qualify for a free mosquito bed net.
We are now launching the 2009 Spring Nets for Congo "One Net One Life" project to run during March and April. Please join us by buying a net, and saving more lives in eastern Congo. We can save lives together!
|February 8||Best Buy @15 Scholarship Program||
To qualify, among other things, students should:
We think that The Congo Cause 2009 One Net One Life Mosquito Bed Net fund raising project is a great way for students to participate in social action, community service, and global awareness.
|February 7||Bill Gates - DailyMail.Co.Uk||
" 'There's no reason only poor people should get malaria': The moment Bill Gates released jar of mosquitoes at packed conference.
‘Malaria is spread by mosquitoes,’ the Microsoft founder yelled at a well-heeled crowd at a technology conference in California.
’I brought some,’ he added. ‘Here, I’ll let them roam around – there is no reason only poor people should be infected.’ Link for article.
|Janauary 29, 2009||Bed Net Video||
English version of the Bed Net Video. We've just uploaded a video clip of UNA-DRC's distribution of the mosquito bed nets in a village in Eastern Congo last May. Your donations made this possible.
We're planning to help UNA-DRC raise funds for mosquito bed nets again this year. Please join us again in saving lives from malaria in Eastern Congo.
|January 27, 2009||Teacher Packets
for the 2009
Bed Net Campaign
|Here are some resources for teachers to help you educate about malaria in D.R. Congo and give you ideas to help save lives with bed nets by fund raising with your students.|
|December 18, 2008||
Affleck launches DR Congo appeal with short film
"A lot of these folks are like you and me. A lot of people I encountered were teachers, lawyers professors - everyday people whose towns were upended and who were living and struggling, with a kind of dignity that could just be you or me." (Ben Affleck)
UN.org - News Centre coverage of the story
It is our hope (The Congo Cause) that funding organizations will take notice of UNA-DRC who has offices in Goma and Kivu with grass roots teams who are willing to bring bed nets, food, education, and other help. They just need your financial support.
|December 2008||Archive of December 2008 What's New||View the archived What's New items for December 2008|
|Archive of October and November 2008 What's New||View the archived What's New items for October, November 2008|
|Archive of August and September 2008 What's New||View the archived What's New items for August, September 2008|
|July 2008||Archive of July 2008 What's New||
View the archived What's New items for July 2008
Archive of June 2008 What's New
|May 2008||Archive of May 2008 What's New||View the archived What's New items for May 2008|
|April 2008||Archive of April 2008 What's New||View the archived What's New items for April 2008|