Rape in DR Congo: A 'weapon of war'

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Rape in DR Congo: A 'weapon of war'

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been dubbed the rape capital of the world.

The United Nations says more than 200,000 people have been raped in the country since 1998. And now the UN has issued an ultimatum to two army battallions accused of mass rape.

Rape is weapon of war that goes largely unpunished in the eastern DRC. And the UN mission says it will stop working with the army unless legal action is take against those responsible. 


(We invite our users to read the full article published March 16 2013)