CONGO: Back from the Precipice

"Recognize who are the victims!'' cried Belgium's Foreign Minister Pierre Wigny, and the U.N. Security Council listened.

"Madame P. had a baby only a few months old in her arms whom the soldiers struck and threatened to kill if she did not allow herself to be violated. She was violated 20 times. Madame Q., several days after having given birth, still had an open tear in her abdomen held with clips. She was raped by several soldiers. What do you wish, gentlemen, shall I continue?"

It was difficult to believe that there could...

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