Africa

Congo Army Accused of War Crimes, Rebels Seen as Bringing Order

Though the rebels who took over Goma are also being accused of war crimes, they appear to be winning the image battle

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"The soldiers came and they started to shoot and rape our women. They stole all the food and goods in the shops. They said if anyone spoke out against them, they would be killed."

The soldiers being described do not belong to a rebel militia running amok, instead they are members of the national army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The accusation was made by a resident of the town of Minova, who did not wish to give his name for fear of reprisals.