From a NYT article yesterday about Kabila, but applicable to being a missionary too . . . "Being president of Congo is like being an emergency room doctor without enough gauze. The country of 68 million people has been the African wound that just keeps on bleeding."
Today is the 15 year anniversary of the beginning of the Rwandan genocide. We remember listening with growing concern and horror to the radio reports of bodies coming down the river into Tanzania, and Lake Victoria, as we along with the rest of the world tried to grasp what was happening only a few hundred miles away from us. Those days were the fuse which later ignited our whole region, in a conflict which smolders and flares even now. The story is as old as Cain and Abel, vying for love, for supremacy, for resources, for survival.