December 16, 2012

The World's Worst War

Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times

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Congo has become a never-ending nightmare, one of the bloodiest conflicts since World War II, with more than five million dead. It seems incomprehensible that the biggest country in sub-Saharan Africa and on paper one of the richest, teeming with copper, diamonds and gold, vast farmlands of spectacular fertility and enough hydropower to light up the continent, is now one of the poorest, most hopeless nations on earth. Unfortunately, there are no promising solutions within grasp, or even within sight.

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TAGGED: Kinshasa, Joseph Kabila, Rwanda, Goma, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of Congo, Africa, Congo, North Kivu

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