Fr. Aristide is a Christian priest, by the way (laicized so that he could run for office, but as they say, once a priest always a priest).
Otherwise, a rather less than simple Google search did indeed reveal Aristide is in South Africa, not his original exile location of Central African Republic.
The only crime Aristide is guilty of is not following the Washington consensus, that is why he had to go.
Aristide is curious of these and sets off to discover the mystery.
Aristide is a scholar of the Implied Spaces, travelling from pocket universe to pocket universe with his faithful cat Bitsy (an avatar of the planet-sized AI Endora) to see what lies outside of the known.