Monday, October 11, 2010

the military by day, les voleurs by night

When it comes to what happens in the city, I can only ever tell about rumors.  The news services will sometimes give reports, but most of what happens here is what we hear about.  This morning we heard about how a neighborhood in Bukavu was attacked by the military at night.  They shot their guns, broke into homes, stole food and goods, and beat up women.  They don't get paid.  They have recently moved into a new neighborhood.  They see what others have.  There are lot of people coming into town this week for international woman's day.  The military send a message to the population and to us.  They are untouchable.

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