November 8, 2007: In Burundi, the last rebel group, the Hutu
Paliphehutu-FNL faction, continues to
suffer from its own little civil war. One faction of the faction wants to
accept amnesty and peace, another faction does not. In the last few weeks,
fighting between the two factions has left over a ten dead, and dozens
wounded. The government is apparently
waiting for the smoke to clear, to find someone to talk to.
Rwanda has backed off on
its threats to intervene in the battle against Tutsi rebels just across the
border in eastern Congo. Rwanda and Burundi are both run by Tutsi minorities,
and Rwanda has often gotten involved in helping Tutsi minorities in neighboring
countries. The Tutsis are better organized, and better fighters, than the other
tribes in the region.