Congo: the World Capital of Rape

A new report shows that the number of civilian rapes in eastern Congo has increase 17-fold over the past few years. Meanwhile, U.N. peacekeeping troops are preparing to leave this area.

Part of me is appalled that the U.N. would even consider withdrawing its forces considering the brutality which occurs here every day. Another part of me questions the value of their presence, considering the reports which indicate increased violence.

Read more:
http://allafrica.com/stories/201004150041.html
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/04/15/world/AP-AF-Congo-Rape.html?src=tp
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63I5R520100419

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