Monday, April 14, 2003

Assume The Position has an article on the recent massacre of nearly 1,000 civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

"Warring parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo signed a post-war political settlement in South Africa last Wednesday.
Just one day later, almost 1,000 civilians were massacred by tribal militias in northerneast region on the country."

(excerpted from this CNN piece & quoted in Assume The Position's post)

Seems this is a situation the UN is ignoring, or at least not giving a high priority. Not that I'm surprised, but I would hope this will help people to understand that the UN is abotu governments, not people. As long as they are involved in some way they're satisfied, even if it's ineffective for the people they claim to be helping.

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