Thursday, May 11, 2006

There has been some news coming out of Congo in the last week or so. One is regarding an aircrash of a World Food Programme flight that was heading from Goma to Bunia. Three people, the pilot, his wife and the co-pilot, died. There was also a surrender of Mai-Mai (rebel movement) southeast of where we just did our evaluation. There was also a piece of how acrtivies by aid agencies are increasing in Katanga.

Quotes of the week:

"Can I bring the co-pilot and crew?"
-Pilot friend from Airserv, who got stranded in Lubumbashi, regarding dinner plans

"This is my right. If someone messes with me, I will crush them. Have you ever heard of a country with an army without guns? No."
-Best friend in Lubumbashi, on why he has armed guards at his house

3 Comments:

Anonymous giovanni.cristofano@tin.it said...

May I ask you to give a look here

http://www.strudeltimes.it/mai_mai1.htm

and please say -Yes, you got permission, chap. -
Strudel

6:07 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

In honor of your un-moderating the comments, I'd like to thank you for the link!

I heard about the WFP flight- what a shame.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Carl said...

So, did you let him bring the co-pilot and crew? We get kind of lonesome on the road.

8:02 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home