Monday, September 14, 2009

Our Trip

It was very boring waiting for our plane, but there was great excitement when it showed up.

The Results

Displaced people from nearby villages gathered on the outskirts of Faradje (100 mi north of Bunia), seeking protection by the Congolese Army. Despite the presence of troops, the Lord's Resistance Army continues to prey upon Congolese. Attacks and abductions, mainly of children, occur weekly.  Michael Graham/USHMM.  April, 2009  Over 150,000 were displaced in this area the end of August 2009.

Politics and Poverty

Why do we have poverty?  A lack of checks and balances leads a lack of transparency which in turn leads to corruption which sucks an economy dry.