Congo in the Eye of the Storm?

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Two reports from the Eastern Congo illustrate the difficulty of covering events in that part of the world, or perhaps just the difficulty of doing some fact checking before going into print. In the New York Times, Jeffrey Gettleman, who either has a death wish or is vying for the crown of how many ‘worst’ places he can visit in the shortest amount of time, reports that in the wake of the Rwandan incursion over the last few months peace has finally returned. Over at the BBC, however, U.N. spokespersons are claiming that Hutu rebel groups have been moving back […]


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