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Study paints even bleaker portrait of Congo rapes

A new collaborative study says that sexual violence is more widespread than previously thought.

Does the U.S. owe anything for its past?

An interview with author Adam Hochschild about the Congo prompted strong reaction about the U.S.’s role not only in Congo but in the affairs of other nations.

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  Adam Hochschild: America has ‘blood on our hands’ in Congo

Alison Stewart talks to author Adam Hochschild on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Congo’s first democratically elected leader, Patrice Lumumba, by Belgian and — it is speculated — American operatives.

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Officials confirm arrest of rebel leader for mass rapes in Congo

United Nations officials hailed the capture of a militant leader implicated in a barbaric series of mass rapes earlier this year, but experts feared the arrest would be seen as an “isolated event.”

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  Need to Know, September 24, 2010

This week on Need to Know: Rape as a weapon of war in Congo. An experimental program to fight childhood obesity. And exploring what to do about nuclear waste.

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Rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In this extended web interview, Alison Stewart speaks with Anneke van Woudenberg of Human Rights Watch about the roots of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the use of rape as a weapon against communities there.

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