Tuesday, January 06, 2009

DRC rebels sack Nkunda?

As if the region didn't need more chaos, elements of the main rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo claim to have fired their leader, Gen. Laurent Nkunda. A statement made to the BBC claim that that general was guilty of "bad leadership" and "bad governance". A spokesman for Nkunda denied the claim.

Analysts point out that Nkunda's group, which has been accused of widespread human rights abuses and war crimes, was one of the few factions in the war that actually spoke with one voice and that a split in the organization would make negotiations even more difficult and the situation more dangerous.

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At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Mark said...

Now the BBC says he wasn't ousted, and now we may have two groups... just like the Palestinians, eh?


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