MANILA, Philippines The FreemanLike a scene from a movie, Mailyn "Mai-mai
" Sinambong, a timid girl from a small fishing village in northern Cebu, awkwardly placed her arms on her Swedish groom's shoulders as they did their first dance as husband and wife in front of ecstatic neighbors on June 6, 2009.
is filled with dozens of stalls managed by authentic traditional healers who have devoted themselves to healing the sick.
"There are five elements of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), five of the Mai-Mai
group , 25 of the Union of Congolese Patriots for Peace (UPCP), five Congolese Popular Front (FPC) and one of the Mai-Mai-Nziza," an official of the mission said in reference to the fighters.
Now, of the dozens of armed groups in the region - ranging from the Rwandan Hutu FDLR rebels to various local Mai-Mai
militias - M23 is perhaps the most organised.
Zhaoming Qian and Ronald Bush each further our understanding of, respectively, Ezra Pounds heretofore little-known flirtation with the "Kuanon" figure of Fenollosian Buddhism and Mai-mai
Sze's direct friendship with Marianne Moore.
The current political landscape magnifies the oppressive nature of the FARDC due to the state's fragmentation and overall weakness, which further accentuates a military that is distrustful of itself due to its composition of "ex-militia" (27) members and rebel groups (former-AFDL rebels, CNDP, MLC, RCD, RCD-N, RCD-Goma, RCD-K/ML, RCD-Authentique, and various Mai-Mai
groups (28)) that are highly underpaid.
UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said that the UN mission in DR Congo reported that "elements" of a Mai-Mai
group, the Rai Mutomboki (an armed group), "may have been part of the protest and may have fired on the peacekeepers." "The mission is monitoring the situation and has sent reinforcements to the area, which is now reportedly calm but tense," the UN spokesman said.
Just make sure you take advantage first of the hearty lunch of jerk chicken, mai-mai
fish and sweet potatoes.
"The possibility that the same communities that were brutalised in July and August by Rwandan Hutu rebels and Mai-Mai
elements are now also suffering at the hands of the Congolese army is unimaginable and unacceptable," Wallstrom said.
Indigenous and foreign armed militia groups, notably, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), Patriotes Resistants Congolais (PARECO), various local militia (Mai-Mai
), the Alliance des patriots pour un Congo libre et souverain (APCLS), and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), continued to abduct and forcibly recruit Congolese men, women, and children to serve as laborers, porters, domestics, combatants, and in sexual servitude.
The next thing I know, we are all marching toward Katanga to do battle with the Mai-Mai
He had escaped from a nearby town to the North Kivu provincial capital of Goma with other civilians fleeing combat between renegade general Laurent Nkunda's National Congress for the Defence of the People fighters and pro-government Mai-Mai