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The Heart of Darkness: Congo.

World  (tags: Congo, raped, mutilation, torture, destruction, injustice, bestiality, )

- 3416 days ago -
For women, the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is the heart of darkness: a territory where they are sexually attacked, mutilated and killed in ways so vicious that the United Nations calls it unprecedented. But for the survivors, the horror


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. (0)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 11:42 am
Thanks for sharing!!! I noted it!!!

. (0)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 11:50 am
Horrifying. And forcing poor women to pay a 'fee' to the state in order to collect the rare judgment they may win through the courts is so very unfair - since it means a poor woman might as well not even bother going after a civil judgment - since she can't afford to 'get it out of hock'.

Trish R. (5)
Monday March 15, 2010, 12:39 am
Thnx for posting !! I have spent some time in Africa. It was a serious culture shock. We need to continue to do all that we can. And we can make a difference.

Rose Becke (141)
Monday March 15, 2010, 3:59 am
Thanks for this I noted it !!

Angelique van Egmond (38)
Monday March 15, 2010, 6:42 am
It's just horrible.

linda b (186)
Monday March 15, 2010, 8:06 am
Absolutey heartbreaking,I can't begin to imagine how these poor women must be suffering, it is not only the crime of rape but the aftermath that follows for the victims. God help them. TY Marta.

Tekla Drakfrende (82)
Monday March 15, 2010, 9:46 am
absolutely horrible!!!! the world canīt accept this!!! How can we make FN and others take action?

. (0)
Monday March 15, 2010, 3:12 pm
The people of the DRC have been suffering so long, when will someone come to their aid? Where are their fellow African countries? Only Uganda has offered a little help with fighting the LRA. Where is the West? Belgium should be on their hands and knees trying to make everything better since their king Leopold began the destruction and torture that has continued even after Belgium left. Why didn't we do anything about Sudan and Uganda, then the Lord's Resistance Army wouldn't have migrated into the DRC. The LRA should have been destroyed in the 90's. No one should have to live in fear. We all owe it to the world to stop this. They are part of our family too.

Jennifer Bitson (1)
Monday March 15, 2010, 4:36 pm
Thank you for posting this.

. (0)
Monday March 15, 2010, 5:47 pm
This article was written in April of 2008. Two years has gone by and the violence remains, perhaps worse now than ever before.

Please try to see THE REPORTER, a documentary that addresses this and other horrific issues in the Congo:

marie T (163)
Monday March 15, 2010, 6:23 pm
Africa is a law unto its self I have spent a lot of time in Rwanda and have been east west north and south sometimes by interfering we do more harm.

marie T (163)
Monday March 15, 2010, 6:29 pm
This appeared in an African newspaper a man was charged with rape the married woman was bending over a well to get water when the attack happened. The judge asked her why she did not scream or try to fight him off she replied "I thought he was a friend" this is a true story

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Monday March 15, 2010, 9:30 pm
Noted, thanks.

Nightcat M (81)
Monday March 15, 2010, 10:58 pm
Thanks and noted.

Mary S (12)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 7:13 am
This is a horric situation with little hope for the victims. If everyone works at telling the world what is happening there is hope that the children and grandchildren of these women will not see the cycle continue.

marie T (163)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 6:30 pm
Sorry Mary you will have a long wait Africa is Africa a law unto itself it will only change when IT is ready the world will have no influence

Bracha Katz (31)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 6:31 pm
oh, god help these people, i'm praying

Philippa P (154)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 9:26 pm
What a horrible way to live! One of my foster children is in DRC and I do worry about his future.

Seth E (82)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 6:10 pm
It's a shame that the US has so many troops committed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as there are many other places where their services would help, including the DRC.

The strength of UN missions was also substantially weakened with the US failing to play much of an international leadership role during the GWB presidency, thanks to him preferring to use the military more imperialistically, with or without support from other countries, rather than using it for more constructive and cooperative reasons under the umbrella of the UN.

A strong UN force could have played a substantial role in defeating and punishing the perpetrators of these horrific offenses in the DRC.

alicia m (97)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 8:21 am
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