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Author: Chloe Christman and Aaron Hall

Minerals, Militias, and Rape: How Do We Make Peace a Reality in Congo?

Minerals, Militias, and Rape: How Do We Make Peace a Reality in Congo?
As nightfall approached on July 30, 2010, hundreds of armed men streamed into the village of Ruvungi in eastern Congo from the nearby forests surrounding the area. At first they told the villagers they were just there for food and shelter and that their presence should cause no alarm. However, what unfolded over the next four days marked one of the worst attacks against a civilian community in Congo in the last two years. This post originally appeared on Women Under Siege ...
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