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The forgotten emergency: How women are bearing the atrocities of war in Congo, Notebook

The forgotten emergency: How women are bearing the atrocities of war in Congo

“They came in the night. They encircled our homes. Anyone who ran was shot dead. They bound up my husband… then they raped me. Three men. I was eight months pregnant.” So began the brave tale of a resilient woman as she shared how the horror of war in the Congo has blighted her life, as it has done for thousands of women and girls like her.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 24 January 2013 at 5:55 pm

An aid worker’s diary: Returning to Goma, Notebook

An aid worker’s diary: Returning to Goma

During the recent conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, I was evacuated along with other World Vision colleagues to Gisenyi, Rwanda a town just two kilometers across the border.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 at 3:06 pm

The Congo is broken, but we can fix it, Notebook

The Congo is broken, but we can fix it

Mbungu Nlandu Ange lost his wife and children and his freedom when his village of Makombo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was attacked by men in army uniforms. That night, 321 people were brutally killed and another 250 were made captive to walk in a human herd in the African jungle for two months.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 13 July 2012 at 2:00 am

Top of the posts: Drunken rants, the Western Fail and misogyny pushers, Notebook

Top of the posts: Drunken rants, the Western Fail and misogyny pushers

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By | Notebook | Friday, 25 May 2012 at 3:59 pm

They say we have freedom, but what about the scars?, Notebook

They say we have freedom, but what about the scars?

There is a reason we must remember people like Patrice Lumumba. Malcolm X described him as “the greatest man who ever walked the African continent”. He fought for freedom, independence and justice, and was a passionate and formidable opponent of colonialism and racism. So, why was he killed?

By | Notebook | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 11:36 am

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