The UN released a report on Wednesday on the mass rapes executed by the army in eastern Congo in November 2012. Learn more about what happened from Pulitzer Center grantees Fiona Lloyd-Davies and Pete Jones.
In a small house on a hill overlooking Lake Kivu, a young Congolese soldier recounts the crimes he and his comrades committed in Minova a few months ago. “Twenty-five of us gathered together and said we should rape 10 women each, and we did it,” he said. “I’ve raped 53 women. And children of five or six years old.” - Read the rest of the article here.
Photo: An army sergeant who says he was ordered to rape by his commanding officer. Image by Fiona Lloyd-Davies. DRC, 2013.