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


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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