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Killings in Congo

I was at the Bronx Zoo on Sunday, enjoying the global warming with the kids, and sat through a short movie on the zoo’s efforts to save Congo’s rainforests. Oddly there was no talk of how to save Congo’s people:

KAMPALA (AFP) – The Ugandan army on Sunday accused Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels of hacking to death 45 people in a church in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

An aid official speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity confirmed Friday’s massacre, saying the killings took place in a Catholic church in the Doruma area, around 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the Sudanese border.

“There are body parts everywhere. Inside the church, the entrance and in the church compound,” the aid official said.

“We got information the rebels cut 45 people into pieces,” added army spokesman Captain Chris Magezi.

In the zoo movie, loggers and a guy hunting for food were the villains.  If only that were true, how much better would the people of the Congo be?


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