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


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The latest from Kigali:
Congolese rebel chief Laurent Nkunda has gone to court seeking to end 14 months of house arrest in Rwanda.

Lawyer Stephane Bourgon told the BBC that Gen Nkunda was being illegally detained by Rwanda.

He said that he would go to the African Court of Human Rights if Rwandan judges declined to hear the case.
Funny that there's no mention of Betty. Speaking of, I recently heard that it's possible to visit Nkunda at the site of his house arrest. Apparently Kagame underestimated the level of support Nkunda had in Kigali (even among the RPF leadership) and had to loosen up the restrictions in response to that support.

Among other issues like the facts that the CNDP's place in the DRC government and Rwanda's role in ongoing conflicts there still aren't really settled, this means that it should be possible to resume Betty Watch. After nearly a year in hiatus, I'm putting out an APB for Nkunda's pet goat. If you or someone you know gets the chance to visit the compound, be sure to ask after her, okay?


Blogger grant gordon said...

Hmm... Maybe an opportunity for warlord-visit tourism?

Tuesday, March 02, 2010 9:12:00 AM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

We should start a company.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010 9:25:00 AM


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