i was encouraged to post a prettier picture than the one of my medicine coated eye. so i thought flowers would be prettier than a big ugly eye:
the Lord’s Resistance army attacked some more NGO’s and UN peacekeepers in the town of yambio over the weekend. different reports are coming out of the area that several people were killed and others wounded. This was the only news release I could find about the attack (from Xinhua). It indicates that the only people that were killed were LRA attackers and that some UN peacekeepers and a few locals were wounded in the fighting. This attack sounds similar to the attacks we experienced in Maridi in December. I talked with some folks that stay in maridi, and the reports they heard indicated that the Lord’s Resistance Army attacked two NGO compounds to loot communications equipment and other supplies.
meanwhile, the government of Sudan and the government of Uganda are in talks to renew a “military protocal on LRA crackdown”. don’t know if this means action will actually be taken to try and remove the Lord’s Resistance Army or if it is just more political posturing from the sudan government and more lip service from both sides.
otherwise things are going well. I return to nairobi tomororw. I hope they have been getting some rain over there. It was really dry when i left, and they were really in need of some rainfall. Although when it rains it starts to get really cold at nights. Really cold being something like 70.:)