Goma_(dpa) _ Before the rebels came,
Justine Bengehya and Simwerai Muhanaka lived quietly with their seven children
outside the Congolese town of Masisi, 50 kilometres west of the provincial
He was a farm labourer, she stayed home
to mind the children.
But that all changed on November 29,
when the city of 33,000 was captured by rebel Tutsi general Laurent Nkunda
and his National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP).
The Congolese army, which had controlled
the city, fled. The CNDP then began operations to flush out pro-government