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Congolese Colonel Surrenders Following Mass Rape Accusations

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Congolese colonel accused of leading his troops on a multi-day rampage and mass rape has turned himself. A military spokesman for the Democratic Republic of Congo said Friday that the colonel, known as Kifaru, surrendered Thursday with about 100 of his men. Some DRC officials accused Colonel Kifaru and his men of pillaging Nakiele, […]

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Congo Rape Inquiry Suspended After Reprisals

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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An investigation into mass rapes in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been called off after some of the victims were attacked. The United Nations said Wednesday that a judicial inquiry had spoken to about 150 victims and witnesses but that some of those who spoke had suffered from reprisals. At least 387 women, men, […]

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UN: Congolese Troops Guilty of Mass Rapes

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says it has confirmed government troops were responsible for raping dozens of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month. U.N. spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva Friday human rights investigators confirmed large-scale rape, pillaging and other crimes during a three-day rampage by troops in the country’s South Kivu province. […]

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