Yet Again, Congo Faces The Specter Of Civil War

For years, armed militias have been stalking the lush forests in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, committing all sorts of atrocities against villagers. And now one of the most war-ravaged countries in the world has another looming problem: an emerging rebel group.

“A notorious group of human rights violators” is how the U.N. human rights commissioner describes the group, known as the March 23 Movement, or M23.

Reportedly led by a Tutsi warlord wanted by the International Criminal Court, M23 has been accused of rape, murder and child-soldier recruitment.

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One comment on “Yet Again, Congo Faces The Specter Of Civil War

  1. Teatime2 says:

    Sigh … will peace and stability ever come to Congo? We must pray harder for that deeply troubled and violent country. I’ve never been in favor of nation-building but this needs to be sorted out. Someone or some group has to intervene.