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  1. A loan from Beijing might allow for some...

    A loan from Beijing might allow for some corruption, and not benefit the local companies (as the workforce and expertise is brought from China), that's not the issue and i don't deny it.

    The...
  2. The Power we don't take about...YOUR SAVINGS

    Call me "futurist" but:

    With the Electronic Herd, thousands investors use their savings (billions US$ every day), economies and countries have to compete each other to attract investments if they...
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    Must read

    The NEW ICG report on the LRA. A MUST READ

    http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/africa/horn-of-africa/uganda/157%20LRA%20-%20A%20Regional%20Strategy%20beyond%20Killing%20Kony.ashx
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    The HRW clearly states that FARDC have been...

    The HRW clearly states that FARDC have been informed of the LRA incursion 02 days after it started and immediately informed the UPDF. Both UPDf and FARDC immediately dispatched local small units to...
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    LRA back with a revenge, the coalition is KO

    I've been reading this report and a few things AMAZE me:

    First, it took 12 weeks for MONUC to send an enquiry team. They say it was because of the remoteness of the killings grounds but it seems...
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    YES or OUI Zat iz ze question....

    Rwanda integrating the Commonwealth is merely symbolic of a shift between a Francophone to anglophone world but symbols are crucial in Rwanda.

    Several factors have led to that move. Some of the...
  7. MUDACAMURA should be next

    I don't reallly believe this should lead to the collapse of the FDLR in the short term. It will affect their morale surely but the political leadership had very little power and money while the...
  8. The Congo Desk is dead long live pure capitalistic competition ?

    The main question with the famous "Congo Desk" is not "did it exist or not? and did it fund Rwanda with DRC ressources?"...this is fairly clear and generally admitted (except in Kigali).
    No. The...
  9. Carl,

    As far as i know, MONUC is present in Kavumu airport (Bukavu), Beni and Goma airports. Other activites on these airports (civilian or other military A/C) are "managed" by the DRC government.... MONUC...
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    Carl,

    This would be surprising to me.

    Just imagine the UPDF is tipped off about the position of a group...
    Where does this kind of info comes from ? Informants inside the LRA...doubtfull (because of...
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    Responses

    I'm not a specialist but i'll try to give answers that maybe will lead some "wiser" contributors to add their contribution.....

    First, the UPDF has made some progress in CAR (where apparently...
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    LRA getting very close to darfur

    LRA kill five people in South Sudanís Raja County
    Friday 23 October 2009 02:30. Printer-Friendly version Comments...

    By Manyang Mayom

    October 22, 2009 (WAU) - The Sudan Peopleís...
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    Eichstaedt article on rumours about LRA in darfur

    http://petereichstaedt.blogspot.com/

    After predicting more than a year ago that the now rebels-for-hire of the Lord's Resistance Army, led by their maniacal leader, Joseph Kony, eventually could...
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    Mixed feeling no love no hate

    My own impressions are mixed.

    Economy: Paul Kagame is surely a hard nosed politician and an excellent salesman (His country depends for 50% on budget aid coming from abroad).

    The Rwandan...
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    KONY in DARFUR

    Might sound crazy (600 miles from Uganda) but the guy is and :
    * It's safe of SPLA, CAR, FARDC, UPDF forces (and US allies),
    * The NCP is present in Southern Darfur and can provide a secure...
  16. Check http://www.fdlr.org/...

    Check http://www.fdlr.org/...
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    LRA commander captured

    New development:

    THE army has captured another senior LRA commander in the on-going military push against the rebels in the DR Congo and the Central African Republic.

    Mickman Opuk, who was...
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    The LRA, off course, had weapons when they...

    The LRA, off course, had weapons when they entered the Garamba in 2005. They just did not launch any attack for a long time.
    "From mid-2005, when the LRA began to prepare for the
    peace process that...
  19. Sure think it won't please them. One of the...

    Sure think it won't please them. One of the advantages of the DRC-south Africa militiray cooperation is I guess they learned a lot from their congolese colleagues in what relates to strikes, not...
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    Some interesting thoughts,indeed. If i may add...

    Some interesting thoughts,indeed.
    If i may add mine.

    Khartoum has been providing weapons to multiple groups in Southern Sudan across history and according to unconfirmed sources, is currently...
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    Short update

    Apparently, Kony is still hunted down by up to 200 UPDF troops in DRC (so called intelligence advisors). During the past month, LRA movements have been reported by Open Sources in the...
  22. To add to your reflexion, please read...

    To add to your reflexion, please read http://www.ssrnetwork.net/document_library/detail/4479/assessing-security-sector-reform-and-its-impact-on-the-kivu-provinces

    It's brilliant, to the point and...
  23. A few Friendly & free to discard advises: * Be...

    A few Friendly & free to discard advises:
    * Be carefull about the MoD commitment to fund the food bill and salaries...especially in Dec (national budget dries down to a minimum, no $ reserve...
  24. 1st BN RRF ??????

    Sorry to ask but according to previous press articles. a RRF Bn has already been trained (Kananga) and deployed (Kindu) with Belgian instructors and advisors.
    ...
  25. Allow me to humbly give my little contribution......

    Allow me to humbly give my little contribution...

    Willl FDLR die of old age ? Yes and No (that's so european).

    First, every passing day, their AK get rustier,... but they can still buy some...
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