Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rwanda, Uganda, Congo, and, oil and natural gas

















On January 22, 2008, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) reported that "the Democratic Republic of Congo's 1998-2003 war and its aftermath had caused more deaths than any other conflict since World War Two," and that "war, disease and malnutrition are killing 45,000 Congolese every month in a conflict-driven humanitarian crisis."  And, they said that there had been no change in the war-driven casualty rate since 2004.   The IRC's statement is both bleak and oblique.  Oblique, as in the second definition in Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary:

"2 a : not straightforward : indirect; also : obscure b : devious, underhanded"

More at Examiner.com, http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-8257-SF-Energy-Policy-Examiner~y2009m11d14-Rwanda-Uganda-Congo-and-oil-and-natural-gas



                                                                               

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