18 November 2008

Something like gold

Eastern Congo is home to almost a third of the world’s last 700 wild mountain gorillas...Now, there are no trained rangers to protect them. More than 240 Congolese game wardens have been run off their posts, including some who narrowly escaped a surging rebel advance last month and slogged through the jungle for three days living off leaves and scoopfuls of mud for hydration.
-- from Congo Violence Reaches Endangered Mountain Gorillas.

See also Congo riches are plundered by renegade army brigade and these posts from Grains of Sand.

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