Africa

Looting and Rape Reported in Eastern DRC

Victims include those displaced by occupation of Goma

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KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec. 5 (UPI) — The United Nations expressed concern for the safety of those in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo displaced by fighting amid reports of heavy looting.

The United Nations welcomed a late-November decision by the March 23 rebel movement to pull out of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province. M23 is comprised of Tutsi rebels and is suspected of committing crimes during its rebellion. It allegedly has the support of the Rwanda government, an allegation Kigali denies.