Congo Watch: Congo President Holds First Peace Meeting

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Congo President Holds First Peace Meeting

This blog should be named Congo(s) Watch. Please note the Democratic Republic of Congo, also known as DR Congo or DRC is not the same place as the Republic of the Congo. See DRC and the Congo on map here in sidebar. This blog mainly concentrates on the humanitarian crisis in DRC.

However the President of Republic of Congo has just been appointed head of the African Union. The Washington Post reports today that 'Denis Sassou-Nguesso launched his role as a top African peace mediator on Sunday, meeting with the prime minister of civil war-divided Ivory Coast days after taking over as African Union head.'

Note, the report points out the OAU was disbanded in 2002 after 39 years because it was widely considered an ineffective talking shop. For the last three years, Sassou-Nguesso has also headed the Central African Economic Community, or CEMAC.

2 Comments:

Blogger helmut said...

Good.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006  
Blogger TheMalau said...

It would feel better if Sassou was not himself a leader with a more-than-dubious bloody past... but I guess he is better than nothing right?

Thursday, February 02, 2006  

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