Congo on the Brink

Democratic Republic of Congo DRC War Rebels Government Kabila Kabanga National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP) leader Laurent Nkunda
Jerome Delay / AP

The Specter of History
Congolese government forces man the front lines in eastern Congo, Sunday November 9. The fighting between rebels and the government has left tens of thousands of refugees desperate for international aid. The fighting in eastern Congo is fueled by ethnic hatred left over from the 1994 slaughter of at least 500,000 Tutsis in neighboring Rwanda.

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