I just read this on someone's blog, and recently read it in an introduction to a book that I haven't had the heart to pick up and actually read.
The latter is a history of the conflict in eastern DR Congo. I want to read it, but first I have to get over my dislike of another white guy writing Africa's history, and then I have to get over his "love of Africa" or of Congo leading to his marrying an African woman. I'm not saying it's not true or real, or didn't provide important impetus for his academic investigations or the production of a valuable book. I'm just saying I don't know, because I haven't been able to bring myself to read it yet.