- Colette Braeckman, probably the best known foreign journalist in the Congo, posted an article on her blog called: "Some questions about the Systeme Kabila." Braeckman is hard to predict - she has often be criticized for being too favorable to the various governments in the region, both Kinshasa and Kigali (quite a feat), and once even published an article that was very favorable towards Nkunda. But now she has come out with an article that is very critical of Kabila here.
- The International Conference on the Great Lakes (ICGLR) finished a meeting last week on natural resources and conflict. I don't have the details, but they apparently agreed on a certification scheme for minerals. More here.
- A good compilation of views on press freedom in Rwanda, on the occasion of the banning of the two main Kinyarwanda newspapers.
- A nice list of blogs on Africa, compiled by African Politics Conference Group (kudos to Texas in Africa). All the nicer because I'm on it.
- More indications that a Canadian general might take over the lead of MONUC's military. But this doesn't apparently mean that Canadian troops would come to bolster MONUC on the ground.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Introducing a new name to an old section: Kadhalika, meaning et cetera in Swahili. A big name for my links to other articles of interest on the web.
Posted by Jason Stearns at 12:51 PM