"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


standing in the need of prayer

It's a bad week in the eastern DRC. Eight UN peacekeepers were killed in Ituri. They died at the hands of rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army, a group that operates out of northern Uganda. Meanwhile, Nkumba's forces are stirring up trouble in the Kivus, causing 20,000 people to flee to Uganda. And fighting continues. Can you imagine what it would be like to have armies and peacekeepers and rebels and child soldiers fighting on your land? (picture from the BBC.)

There are some really sad, but good pictures of the region's health care crisis here. And a reminder that life goes on in the worst circumstances: the DRC national soccer team beat World Cup-bound Togo.

"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." Albert Schweitzer


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