Congo: The Forgotten Conflict

Africa has had more than its share of tragedies — Darfur, Somalia and Zimbabwe are just three of the most current. But it is the continent's double misfortune that, all too often, the rest of the world realizes the full extent of its troubles in the later telling rather than as they happen. The world watched as Rwanda convulsed into genocide in 1994. But for many, especially in the U.S., it wasn't until the publication in 1998 of Philip Gourevitch's book We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families, that the full horror of what...

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