Monday, July 21, 2003


Damnit, Congo remains a freaking mess.

More than 20 civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed in a horrific manner in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), French military officials in the troubled region say.

A reporter saw a dozen bodies, many of which were mutilated, with a boy decapitated and a woman who had her ovaries ripped out and her throat cut open, in the village of Nizi, some 40 kilometres north-east of Bunia.

There's still a silver lining to this dark cloud. The Baltimore Sun has an inspiring story about an American NGO that helps out with medical treatment in the DRC. It is a missionary group, however. Sometimes that's bad, but usually good. And here I was thinking Americans didn't care. We do.
Frankly, I want to see more stories like the latter than the former.

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