December 11, 2012

Eastern Congo Rebels Thrive on Fear, Chaos

Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times

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To residents of eastern Congo, the M23 fighters who have taken control of their region are bandits, not rebels. A peace deal with the government is unlikely, and hope for justice is remote.

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