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October 29, 2004

International Nerd Dozens: “You’re Like Tintin/In the Congo”

imageI totally missed this last week: real geo-political concerns find expression in pithy, pop-culture fashion with remarks from Congolese Information Minister Henri Mova Sakanyi about statements made by the Belgian foreign minister Karel de Gucht concerning the inability of the Democratic Republic of Congo to solve its internal political strife in order to play a more significant role in the chaotic African region.

According to the usual concise write-up by the BBC, Sakanyi essentially accused the Belgian minister of nostalgia for colonial rule and a patronizing attitude concerning the people of his nation.
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