I spotted this graffiti on a ride into Port Selao today:
“APR unite.” I’d never heard of APR before but the same day I saw this, I received an email. I’m including the text here:
APR is alive and well. Alliance for Popular Resistance. APR will restore peace. APR will expose Mbantuwe as the thief that he is. Reuben, you know who leads APR.
ng can only be Nicholas Greaves, the mystery mercenary I met on the plane. Based on this, I must presume that Oliver Tambossa is leading the APR. I really have no other evidence to go on. But I’m sure Greaves is using me as a way to announce this new faction. I’ve already filed my story announcing the emergence of the APR. In fact, the story has probably hit the papers by the time you’re reading this. If I’m wrong about Tambossa, we’ll hear very quickly. And I may very well be called back to S.A. But I expect silence on this front.
UPDATED: Oliver Tambossa has just issued a statement based on my story this morning. He confirms that he is indeed head of the APR. Much of it is filled with drab political speak, but here’s the most relevant quote: “APR will protect our wounded nation from the dangers imposed by reckless bands of thugs whose sole objective is the pillaging of our motherland.” [my emphasis]
He’s clearly goading the UFLL by calling them a ‘band of thugs’. If Greaves is part of the APR, I can’t imagine they’re any different than Mbantuwe and his men. I fear for dark days ahead.