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

10.28.2008

the latest from goma


Some word from contacts and friends who are either in the D.R. Congo or who've heard from those who are. First, the personal:
  • The Peacekeeper's husband is in Goma; he's been stuck at MONUC for the last two days.
  • A team from Global Strategies for HIV/AIDS Prevention was in a village to do prevention of mother-to-infant HIV transmission work; they are stuck there. They'd appreciate thoughts and prayers for their safety.

And the official:

Photo: AP via BBC

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