I am honestly working on a post about the march the other day. It was impressive. Also, while sort of doing work I found two news items that are relevant to other people's recent posts in the neighborhood:
Congolese warlord to stand trial for war crimes for allegedly using kadogos (child soldiers). If he is found guilty, I hope he burns in hell. I saw some of these listless zombies in the Congo and one of them walked up to me, with an AK almost as big as he was, and asked me for some cigarettes. The kid couldn't have been more than 12 and he was drunk or seriously hungover. His eyes had that dead fish look to them. Joseph Kabila promised all of his kadogos an education. I doubt that any of them got it. Joseph Kabila got shot in the head. I am not sure how I feel about that.
"Je suis desole, no fumar."
The kid ambled off back to sit down with his two compatriots who were lounging on a WW2 era Russian anti-aircraft gun, complete with all the accessories like ammunition as thick as my forearm. I am glad that I never found out if they knew how to use it or not.