"Government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have pushed rebels back 5km (three miles) at the front line north of the eastern city of Goma.
"The BBC's Mark Doyle says the two sides are now separated by a dormant lava field created by a nearby volcano." - BBC
That's not far from here.
(AP photo of children separated from thier parents by the fighting. They are being taken care of by Don Bosco orphanage, which was already packed to the gills. If you'd like to send money their way, send me an email and I'll put you in touch with someone who'll get it there.)