Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It's Pleasanter Inside

Here are two photos that have been taken in the past week. The first is from the Huffington Post:

Internally displaced Congolese children shelter from the rain under plastic sheets as they wait for aid to be distributed in Kibati, north of Goma, eastern Congo, Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012. Drenching rain punctuated by frightening bursts of thunder and forked lightning add to the misery of some of the 280,000 refugees from Congo's eastern rebellion, whose plight is highlighted by a visit from the U.N. humanitarian chief Baroness Valerie Amos. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  

The second is a Twitter Pic of the ICGLR meeting on the fighting in the Kivus published by Inzo Congo. 
From Inzo Congo

Warring Take-Aways from the ICGLR

(Wall Street Journal) - East and central African states agreed Tuesday to deploy a joint force to tackle armed rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a restive and mineral-rich nation, officials said.

(Reuters) - African leaders failed on Wednesday to agree on the make-up of a proposed neutral force to tackle the insurgency in eastern Democratic of Congo, diplomats at a regional meeting said.