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Hey UN Peacekeepers–Congo, we need to talk

Vivek Nemana is a graduate student in economics at New York University and works for DRI.

Jeff Gettleman has an unnerving piece in the New York Times on the inability of UN peacekeeping forces to protect civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In one particularly gruesome consequence last July, rebels gang-raped 242 people (including a one month-old baby and a 110 year-old woman, according to the Guardian) in the village of…

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Congolese stubbornly insist on celebrating 50th anniversary of their independence…

…despite the extreme negative images by which DR Congo is known exclusively in the Western media.  See also the great video at Texas in Africa.

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