This Week in the Great Lakes

1. HRW documents violence in Burundi’s election and claims Burundi is at an explosive crossroads; ruling party responds, “it is much more like a stop sign.”

2. MONUC officially begins to downsize this week; following international organization tradition, it adds a letter to its name to mark the event and is now MONUSCO.

3. Uganda alleges Rwandan troops amassing along its border; Rwanda says, we can do whatever we want with our troops but they definitely aren’t there.

4. Most all news accounts of Congolese 50th Independence detail how independence has sucked.

5. Reuter’s roundup of political risk in Rwanda, bad restaurant risk coming next week.


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