LOUIS ABELMAN

Killers from the woods

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Who is doing all the raping and killing in North Kivu? The Washington Post has the story… money quotes:

KIWANJA, Congo — Julienne Kyakimwa, 34, was picking beans in her family garden when a man emerged suddenly from the jungle with a gun in his hand, a machete on his belt and a menacing look in his eye. The wild-looking man spoke in Kinyarwanda — the language of terror to many people here — as he roughly demanded she turn over the beans. […]

A decade after the genocide in Rwanda, as many as 15,000 Hutu guerrillas are still hiding in the forests of eastern Congo, according to U.N. peacekeepers. Remnants of the militias and security forces that carried out the mass slaughter of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 1994 and fled across the border live off the fertile land, steal from villages and wait for the next opportunity to attack Rwanda. […]

“In North Kivu, the war is still there.”

Written by louis

February 10th, 2005 at 6:30 pm

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  1. excellent, informative website. unfortunately, one doesn’t hear much of the congo, which makes your blog all the more essential viewing. cheers!

    Dan F.'s Blog

    11 Feb 05 at 23:25

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