Six days and still no word from Wayne or anyone from The Standard. I am growing concerned. This is highly unusual. He has always been prompt in his replies to me. And it’s especially odd that I can’t reach anyone at all. Where is everyone?
We’ve just heard an alarming report that the African Union (AU) is pulling out. The situation has become far too unstable. They don’t have the manpower to maintain order. They’ve started to move from the role of armed peacemakers to counterinsurgents, and they state they don’t have the mandate for such a role. An appeal has been made to the UN but we can’t expect much from them. The permanent members (useless as always) will ensure that any proposals will be vetoed.
So that leaves the APR and the UFLL to dice up the country and claim the spoils.
We have to get back there immediately. We’ve booked a flight for tomorrow morning. My first order of business will be a trip to The Standard. I must find what’s happened to Wayne and his team.