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

9.12.2006

democracy in action

Well. It's always a positive development in your post-election, theoretically-not-at-war-anymore transitional authority decides that perhaps the competing troops loyal to different presidential candidates should go back to their barracks for the duration. Especially when your national army is theoretically composed of troops from all of the old rebel armies.

The odds that "democracy" is going to work so easily in Congo are pretty slim, I'm afraid.

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