Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Congo, the "worst place" to be a woman or a child...

Government officials in Angola say they're mobilizing troops to send to Congo, a country one aid worker is calling "the worst place" in the world to be a woman or child. 

The mobilization is raising fears that violence in that country would spread through the region. 

Angolan Deputy Foreign Minister Georges Chicoty said the troops will support the Congo government in its fight against rebels led by a former Tutsi general. Congo had asked Angola for political and military assistance last month.

However, there are concerns that neighbouring Rwanda may see the presence of Angolan troops, which will not act as a peacekeeping force, as a provocation. More...

See also:

  1. Romeo and Juliet in the Congo...
  2. From Goma to Gaza, Mr Miliband? Mr. Kouchner?
  3. The Congo Must NOT become another Rwanda.
  4. The world watches as the Congo bleeds...
  5. DR Congo: all hell breaks loose... Where's the U.N.? Where's Bono?

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