Starving In A Land Of Plenty

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An opposition party supporter holds up a poster reading 'DRC = Afghanistan or Iraq' as thousands of opposition party supporters walk though Kinshasa

Sitting in a straw-walled hut, the young woman whispers her grim tale: as she walked recently near a refugee camp in the village of Dubie in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a government soldier dragged her into a house, tore off her sarong and T shirt, and raped her. Her two-month-old baby, whom she was carrying on her back, tumbled to the ground and lay wailing throughout the attack. "He left me there naked," Ngoza Djoli says, her baby at her breast. Djoli does not know how old she is; she looks about 17. When her husband heard her distraught...