saturday this& that
- Paul Collier proposes a rather ridiculous solution to the humanitarian crisis in Congo that ignores the long-term need to build capacity. Adekeye Adebajo doesn't let him get away with it.
- Steve the Lawyer had an unfortuante incident at work yesterday. Which, even more unfortunately, is international news. Everyone is fine, thank goodness.
- Election update: I'm pleased to report that we here at Texas in Africa now know a United States Congressman who won a heck of a campaign.
- Congo will allow Rwandan intelligence into Nord-Kivu to track down the FDLR. (The FDLR is led by the Hutu genocidaires who are responsible for much of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.) In my opinion, the diplomats are making a huge mistake by 1) not inviting Nkunda to the talks, and 2) focusing only on the international aspect of the crisis.