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Yet Again, Congo Faces The Specter Of Civil War


World  (tags: world, Congo, humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, violence, society, politics, news, war )

Cal
- 709 days ago - npr.org
For years, armed militias have been stalking the lush forests in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, committing all sorts of atrocities against villagers. And now one of the most war-ravaged countries in the world has another looming pro



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Past Member (0)
Monday September 10, 2012, 3:24 am
"For years, armed militias have been stalking the lush forests in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, committing all sorts of atrocities against villagers. And now one of the most war-ravaged countries in the world has another looming problem: an emerging rebel group.

"A notorious group of human rights violators" is how the U.N. human rights commissioner describes the group, known as the March 23 Movement, or M23.

Reportedly led by a Tutsi warlord wanted by the International Criminal Court, M23 has been accused of rape, murder and child-soldier recruitment.

The group controls a chunk of eastern Congo larger than Delaware that's full of clear plunging rivers, endless arbors of banana plants and desperately poor villagers. The U.N. accuses neighboring Rwanda of backing the rebels, a charge Rwanda denies."
 

Ira Herson (13)
Monday September 10, 2012, 3:37 am
What can anyone say about the tragedy of the Congo. When will the cruelty finally end?
 

John S. (300)
Monday September 10, 2012, 3:59 am
Sadly noted.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday September 10, 2012, 6:01 am
Sadly noted.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday September 10, 2012, 6:43 am
sadly noted, thanks Cal
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Monday September 10, 2012, 8:04 am
Noted. If only we could see the wisdom of peace over war. If we just didn't have such a greedy selfish attitude, and lived as Christ taught us to, life would be good.
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Monday September 10, 2012, 1:09 pm
sad!!
 

Sue Matheson (70)
Monday September 10, 2012, 2:49 pm
this is very sad news.
 

Frans Badenhorst (551)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 5:17 am
neverending story this... so sad
 

K B. (89)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 6:14 am
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