Mass graves in central Congo bear witness to growing violence

from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 20 Mar 2017 View Original

Kabila's decision not to step down when his presidential mandate expired in December was followed by a wave of killings and lawlessness across the nation

  • Militia insurrection has spread to five provinces

  • Congo violence rises since Kabila overstayed mandate

  • Government denies army is behind mass graves

By Aaron Ross

TSHIMBULU, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 20 (Reuters) - T he increasingly brutal nature of fighting in central Congo between the army and local militia is on vivid display in the village of Tshienke, where the bodies of rebel fighters were dumped into a mass grave last month following intense clashes.

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