The general who holds Congo's fate in his hands

Monday, November 24, 2008
The renegade general whose sweeping advance last month triggered mass panic in Eastern Congo and threatened total humiliation for the UN's biggest peacekeeping force, is now casting himself as the peacemaker. Sitting with his trademark silver-topped cane resting between his legs, he says that there is a "peace process" now, but warns that if that changes he could march on the region's biggest city at any time: "If there is no solution and the answer is [to take] Goma, then we will go to Goma."