militias

2 US tells Rwanda to stop backing Congo rebels … again

Given the drumbeat of bad news and eruptions of violence out of eastern Congo, it’s easy to think whatever is happening there is just more of the same – the same, chronic fights between DR Congo’s somewhat dysfunctional military (not to mention its government) and the variously named militias operating for any number of causes (including just pure criminality) in the region. But in fact, things may be a bit different this time.

0 Rwandan-backed rebels take Congo city Goma

A rebel army widely believed to be backed by the Rwandan government has taken over Goma, a city in eastern DR Congo bordering Rwanda. Many are concerned that this action could spark a much larger regional war. This is a big deal folks. Remember the last time you didn’t pay…