Posts Tagged ‘FDLR’
Al Shabaab bombs Kampala threatens Bujumbura, which now feels like my second home. Journalists and political candidates are turning up dead in Rwanda. New fighting by the same old freaking people in eastern Congo sent 70,000 more people running. Meanwhile, Burundi apparently still can’t get its act together, and it’s dragged the East African Community into [...]
In catching up on events that happened in the world while I was traveling from one part of it to another, I hit a Reuters report that the United Nations killed seven FDLR earlier this week (though not with guns, as my misleading headline implies. With rockets. Little ones, presumably.) Here’s how it apparently went [...]
Here’s an update on the FDLR web page story, a short online piece for the Christian Science Monitor.
It’s not like the FDLR web page was any big secret. The Hutu militia still active in eastern Congo, and viewed by most as the central cause of the ongoing conflict, has had a web presence for years. The UN wrote about it in their December 2008 experts report. The president of the FDLR, who [...]
The FARDC is taking on MONUC…but not the FDLR. Which is, of course, exactly the opposite of what is supposed to happen. From BBC: UN base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been fired on by army soldiers in a dispute over pay. It is the latest in a string of mutinies in North [...]
This has got to be the best quote yet to run in anyone’s Congo stories. From Stephanie McCrummen, who has been doing stellar work from this region for the Washington Post for years; she visited a town where a Congolese politician was announcing the Rwandan troops’ arrival to help Congolese soldiers. To a quiet crowd, [...]