Congo

Congo’s Forgotten Curse: Epidemic of Female-on-Female Rape

In a secure darkened room, Marie, a 36-year-old mother of six, whispers and struggles to make eye contact. A shoe trader, she regularly travels by bus to sell her wares in remote parts of the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Last year, her bus broke down on the often impassable forest road to the town of Walikale. Her bags were …

U.N. Peacekeeper Killed in Battle Against Rebels in DRC

A U.N. peacekeeper from Tanzania was killed and three others wounded on Wednesday in fighting against M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Reuters reports.

The U.N. peacekeeping mission – known by its French initials, Monusco – is fighting alongside government forces in the central African nation. Al …