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

10.15.2007

congo watch

Things aren't going so well in North Kivu.

Nkunda refused to disarm by today's government-set deadline. In addition to the huge FARDC troop presence (and Kabila and all the top brass's decision to go to Goma), Ugandan forces are amassing on the border. No word on what the Rwandans are up to, but they're most certainly prepared. Some of Nkunda's men are deserting/"rejoining the brassage". The humanitarian situation is, by all accounts, appalling.

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