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congo watch

Here are some reports from bloggers in Kinshasa. The heavy gunfire some are hearing apparently isn't just guns; it's also mortar rounds. There is, apparently, an overnight ceasefire, although people on the ground are still reporting hearing shots. Here's Reuters on the story.

I haven't heard anything from my Kinshasa friends yet. Their jobs are such that they are too busy to email on a day like this. If anyone there knows anything about whether kids got out of the Belgian school or not, I would appreciate an update. Reports are that six people have died on the streets.



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