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

9.22.2008

congo watch

There's been rioting in Goma today (alarmingly close to my old apartment), while Nkunda's CNDP rebels attacked Sake before dawn on Saturday. The army held them off; CNDP is in the hills over Sake.

MONUC military spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Jean-Paul Dietrich summed it up well: "There is still no solution. There isn't yet a ceasefire. But at least they aren't shooting at each other right now."

100,000 people have fled their homes in the most recent rounds of fighting.

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