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BBC: Sexual Violence used as Weapon in DRC

BBC: Sexual Violence used as Weapon in DRC

  It’s claimed rape has being used as a weapon of war, on a shocking scale in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country held its first free and fair elections last year. But despite this, there’s still no peace in the far east of the vast country. Several armed groups operate there and, according […]

BBC: Troubled Waters of Lake Albert

BBC: Troubled Waters of Lake Albert

The village of Ntoroko on the shores of Lake Albert seems peaceful enough at first glance, but the 600 fishermen who make their living here say recent events on the lake have devastated their business. Earlier this month, two people were killed when men in Congolese army uniforms clashed with security guards working on an […]

BBC: Uncertainty over Ugandan Peace Talks

BBC: Uncertainty over Ugandan Peace Talks

Leorina Lakot, a mother of 9, is fairly typical of hundreds of thousands of northern Ugandans who have moved out of camps for the internally displaced in the last year. Having lived in Mucwini Camp, 25km north of Kitgum, for 4 years, in March she came to live at a new, smaller resettlement site. “Here […]