Thursday, July 26, 2012

Congo. Bad to Worse

I have been keeping an eye on the Congo as things start to once again go from bad to worse. The worlds media don't give Africa the attention it deserve with most having just one or two correspondents to cover the continent. In the past couple of weeks 200,000 people have been displaced due to on going conflicts some pictures here from Time magazine

"Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo board buses at Nyakabande refugee transit camp in Kisoro town 521km (312 miles) southwest of Uganda's capital Kampala, July 10, 2012."

" A UN peacekeeping patrol drives through the eastern Congolese city of Goma, July 23, 2012."

" A child carries firewood through the Kigeme refugee camp in Rwanda, July 18, 2012. Over 10,000 refugees have arrived from Eastern Congo since May fleeing the fighting between the M23 rebels and Congolese government forces "

"Congolese people crowd into a building following a clash between M23 rebels and the Congolese army on the edge of the village of Rugari, around 37km from Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's restive North Kivu province on July 26, 2012"

 It is heart breaking reading about the people of the Congo and just wishing that Africa and the world would pay more attention to the situation occurring in the Congo. But read we should

Aljazzea and the BBC are doing a pretty   good job of covering it but most mainstream media simply don't seem to care. Also it is worth keeping an eye on  Congo Siasa and From Congo  I will post other blogs I come across.

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  1. Thanx, H Stewart, for bringing to the attention of your readers--especially those from New Zealand--about the plight of the Congolese people.

    I was once in Suva, Fiji, and I'm still furious at myself for turning down the opportunity offered to me to visit New Zealand.

    1. Hi Alex, My fiance is Congolese and she will be actively promoting your blog as will I to the Congolese community in New Zealand. If you get another opportunity take my friend, you will have accommodation in NZ and many friends. Thank you for your blog and I admire the courage of your posts.