Millions of people have been killed during the 12-year war in the Congo. But we don't hear much about this. Columnist Nicholas Kristof wishes eastern Congo could suffer an earthquake or a tsunami so that it might finally get the attention it needs. I guess man-made tragedies do not garner as much sympathy as acts of God.
Among the signs Jesus gave indicating His soon return was "rumors of wars" in Matthew 24:6. I'd say the war in Congo satisfies that description.
As the United States becomes more engrossed in our domestic issues, we can expect there to be more rumors of wars as time goes on. God is removing His restraining hand on evil in this world. This is not a time to be without eternal security.