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Atrocities Continue

News of atrocities in conjunction with the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has become commonplace. In a new twist on this story that is nearly decade and a half old, whole villages are again being ravaged because of joint operations by the Congolese national and Rwandan armies designed to stamp out various rebel groups in the eastern DRC. As detailed in a series of articles by Stephanie McCrummen of The Washington Post, the ebb and flow of fighting since the beginning of this year is creating thousands of new refugees and adding new victims to the millions of dead, most of them succumbing to the effects of displacement from their homes and villages through harsh jungles under primitive conditions with little food, water or medical care. Rape and the treatment of women as spoils of war also continues by all parties to the conflict. McCrummen went to the remote, mineral rich Walikale District, also visited by Mark Gregory of GLR in 2008, in North-Kivu Province of the DRC. For the complete articles and accompanying video use these links:

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