April 22, 2003

Meanwhile, in the Congo...

SwissInfo: "U.N. officials put the toll at 150 to 350 but quoted witnesses who said more than 900 people were shot and hacked to death in what may be the worst atrocity in the Democratic Republic of Congo's 4-1/2 year civil war."

Newsday: "But even as the 4 1/2-year civil war winds down elsewhere in Congo, the drive to control the wealth beneath the feet of Ituri's 5 million inhabitants has stoked vicious fighting and ethnic massacres in this northeastern region, once touted as the nation's breadbasket." [there was a civil war in the Congo?]

AllAfrica.com: "A Whole New Genocide is Well Underway in Congo"

posted by dru in war