Dispatches | Nov 17, 2008 | 4:05
Robbed by rebels - November 17, 2008
In the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, warlord Laurent Nkunda has been waging war on the government in Kinshasa.NGOs across Africa warn there's a humanitarian disaster looming there, and urge the U.N. to protect civilians in the region. It's a "vision thing," according to rebel leader Laurent Nkunda. His fondness for silver canes and high-minded rhetoric can't mask how many civilians are dead or displaced by his offensive. But warlords are often like that. They can be charming. Canadian journalist David McDougall faced that charms offensive, near Goma, Congo.