By: John Soleanicov, KF8 DRC
Since the mid 1990s, war in the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo has taken more lives than any other conflict since World War II. Started in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, the war involved 7 African countries and more than 25 armed groups. By some estimates, more than 5 million people lost their lives, many from illness and malnutrition. As a result, eastern DRC has also become notorious for the widespread use of rape by various parties as a weapon of war.
One of the main epicenters of the struggle, and site of...Continue Reading >>