Friday, January 23, 2009

Nkunda apprehended

A shocking development in eastern Congo. Laurent Nkunda apprehended! By Rwandan forces, no less. The deal between Kigali and Kinshasa becomes more clear. The Rwandans, who had backed Nkunda, who is a Tutsi like the Rwandan President Paul Kagame, will remove Nkunda from eastern Congo, and in exchange they are given carte blanche to attack the Hutu militias that are the root cause of the eastern Congo violence. As a bonus, Nkunda's plans to overthrow the government in Kinshasa can no longer be carried out, thus preventing the country from returning to civil war which would again draw in all of its neighbors.

This is the most hopeful things have looked in eastern Congo in many years.

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