Friday, February 04, 2005

O lost war of Africa

I think I'm going to try to turn this into a Congo-News blog, as filmmaking is too long and straightforward a process to talk about much. Why: Congo is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time, and no one talks about it!

Here is east Congo in context, translated from Der Spiegel in the NYT. As always it's simplistic, blames Rwanda too much, etc., but a good round-up.

Here is the arch-cynical War Nerd on Congo, from a couple years ago. I love this guy, but he is a complete asshole. Maybe in his urge to offend the reader's sensibilities, he manages to capture some truths that others don't, amid the bluster (from his cubicle in Fresno).

As far as what's happening in the DRC now-- elections have been controversially postponed, fighting continues in Ituri, the border with Rwanda remains quiet...

1 purrs/hisses:

At 1:36 AM, Blogger TheMalau said...

I personally think we do not blame Kagame - and not Rwanda - enough, but we can argue about that some time.


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