World: Rape in Kivu

The Belgian priest's white cassock was soaked with sweat, and his head was heavily bandaged. "Even in my worst visions of hell, I could not imagine tortures like this," he said wearily. He was one of a tattered band of missionaries who arrived in Leopoldville last week after fleeing from Gizenga-held Kivu province. Their story proved that however statesmanlike the conduct of some Congolese politicians, there were other Congolese still capable of savage and primitive brutality.

Five weeks ago, the pro-Lumumba troops and goon squads in Kivu went on a drunken rampage, seeking revenge for Lumumba's death. One 75-year-old nun was thrown...