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

1.21.2008

congo watch

Representatives of Laurent Nkunda are set to sign an agreement with the Congolese government to end hostilities on Tuesday. There's some hope that it will help if everyone sticks to his word.

As of yet, there is no public version of the document, but as far as I can tell, it doesn't address the questions of Tutsi citizenship in the Congo, nor does it deal with land tenure.

This peace deal won't last.

4 Comments:

Blogger James, MM, and Hutch said...

Hey, I don't know how I stumbled on to your blog, but we live in Zambia on the border of DRC. At the very northern part of Zambia near Lake Tanganyika. We're missionaries with the IMB, working with the Tabwa people of Congo, and would love to learn more about what you're doing.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 3:01:00 AM

 
Blogger texasinafrica said...

Hey, James, MM, and Hutch, thanks for stopping by. Shoot me an email at texasinafrica[AT]yahoo[dot]com I'd love to know more about your work as well!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 9:01:00 AM

 
Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White said...

I heard this on the BBC last night--to which I listen specifically for accurate news on Africa and Asia. They interviewed a woman from Human Rights Watch who was cautiously optimistic about this peace plan because it would use international observers to check cease fire violations. No one asked or answered whether or not the daily rapes would stop. Sigh!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 5:25:00 PM

 
Blogger Debra said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/08/africa_surviving_congo/html/1.stm

Thought you'd like this bbc article
Debra

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 10:58:00 PM

 

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