THE HORROR THAT IS AFRICA
Is epitomized by this story
. Nothing excuses this atrocity, certainly not dogmatic assertions about " colonial oppression" - it is unadulterated barbarism.
Central Africa is hurtling to the same fate that West Africa suffered several years ago as civil war spun out of control in Sierra Leone and Liberia to engulf neighboring states. The result was an eerie Apocalypse Now style anarchy with militias of glassy eyed murderers led by nude commanders and units that went into battle dressed like drag queens. The Congo is in such a state already, Hutu and Tutsi conflict remains active in Rwanda and Burundi, Robert Mugabe is clearly going mad as he clings to power in a Zimbabwe that he is starving and AIDS strikes roughly one person in four. We are looking at a continent that may, in a decade be composed mainly of failed states en route to becoming geographic expressions.