Following the recent discovery of a mass grave in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the European Union have joined the international community in expressing their concern and have requested that an urgent investigation is undertaken.
The Press Secretary of President Salva Kiir, Ateny Wek Ateny, on Thursday informed journalists that South Sudan for the last three days has been sustaining aerial bombardment, four innocent civilians having been killed and nine others seriously wounded.
A total of 130 peacekeepers, the last detachment of China’s first deployment of a full infantry battalion for a United Nations peacekeeping mission, arrived in the South Sudanese capital Juba yesterday morning.
The recent discovery of a mass grave in Maluku, more than 100km from the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital Kinshasa is of growing concern, not only to national, but international authorities and agencies also.
I met my friend Roger Stille the dancer on an early August afternoon when Montreal had reached that peak summer moment of sultry-humid, close, airless stillness, when its streets are like fissures in a ripe persimmon about to burst. For a month, nothing seems to happen. People drink beer on their balconies. Some escape to their country houses. No one cares about money or language. The world, though not perfect, settles into a thoughtless dream. Roger and I sit in a café with ceiling fans, his burgundy scarf fluttering in the breeze, and he tells me this story.