March 2, 2011

Congo, Democratic Republic

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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo - "The Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, is a state located in Central Africa, with a short Atlantic coastline (37 km). It is the third largest country in Africa by area after Sudan and Algeria and the 12th largest in the world." - Wikipedia
  • FDLR - "The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda is the primary remnant Rwandan Hutu Power rebel group in the east of the of the Democratic Republic of the Congo." - Wikipedia
Articles news
  • Will Congo's troubling rape statistics compel any change? - "Reacting to the new statistics boiled down to “four women raped every five minutes” in Congo, a few people questioned the accuracy of the findings, or suggested that “we don't need figures like this to know sexual violence is a problem.”" - The Christian Science Monitor - May 13, 2011
  • Kiss of Life for DR Congo Pygmies - "Across the Congo Basin, indigenous peoples are a marginalised minority. They often provide the workforce in the fields for others, exploited and sometimes paid in kind or with worthless scrip. At the second International Forum of Indigenous Peoples, which took place from Mar. 16-18 at Ifondo in the Republic of Congo, Henri Ndjombo, that country's minister of forestry and sustainable development, acknowledged the suffering of indigenous peoples." - IPS - April 21, 2011
  • Congo: Inside Kimua, village of fear - video - "On the surface, Kimua, a village in the Walikale district of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, seems peaceful. But since the FDLR Hutu militia fled Rwanda in 1994 after taking part in the genocide there, they have subjected the people Kimua to vicious attacks." - - March 2, 2011
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