how the other half weds
Congolese politician/2006 presidential candidate/once and possible future rebel leader Mbusa Nyamwisi tied the knot in Kinshasa last week. Beni-Lubero Online has all the pictures of the civil and religious ceremonies (and the reception buffet) you could want. And, believe me, you don't want to miss this. There's a seven-tier cake, at least two wedding gowns, and plenty of awkward to go around.
Now if only we knew what else Mbusa Nyamwisi is up to these days. He's a member of Kabila's coalition, but that may or may not hold through to next year's election season. And then there's all the nasty business with the ADF-NALU, which used to be close to Mbusa Nyamwisi's old rebel force. There were rumors for awhile that his brother was involved in the July fight with the FARDC. Mbusa Nyamwisi is still very, very popular in the far north of North Kivu; it's an open question as to whether he'll run as opposition candidate in next year's elections.
(Photo: Beni-Lubero Online)