Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo's lawless east

The restive east is being wracked by various conflicts pitting ragtag militias, rebel groups, vigilantes and the Congolese army

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Sexual and ethnic violence are alarmingly on the rise in Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, spawning a humanitarian catastrophe with millions forced to flee their homes. Research from the Congo Research Group, which found that the "uncivils" - a euphemism for Congolese troops - were alone responsible for the 106 deaths and 80 kidnappings in North Kivu in February, is cited in this article. 

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Mar 28, 2018