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LRA

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June 2010
Democratic Republic of Congo

LRA

LRA   In the north the barbarism of the ‘Lord’s Resistance Army’ (LRA), originating from Uganda, has brought havoc to vast and impoverished areas of Congo.      The Congolese army and UN forces struggle to deal effectively with the situation, while the outside world shows scant interest in the faraway and faceless people of…

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Light in the DRC’s darkness

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June 2010
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Light in the DRC’s darkness

Light in the DRC’s darkness   In the early 1900s many considered Africa to be the ‘dark continent’. What was then called Belgian Congo was thought to be at the heart of this darkness. So missionary pioneers like C. T. Studd and Peter Cameron Scott sought to create a chain of mission stations, to…

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June 2010
Democratic Republic of Congo

Survival in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Survival in the Democratic Republic of Congo   Over many years, Western media have paid little attention to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but few can be totally unaware of the conflict that has troubled that country with such catastrophic effect since 1996.      The numbers who have died are counted in millions;…

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June 2010
Democratic Republic of Congo

FACTFILE – The Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo Factfile     Area: 905,354 sq miles.   Climate: Equatorial.   Population: 68 million.   Infant mortality: 81 per 1000.   Life expectancy: 54 years.   Capital: Kinshasa (8 million).   Peoples: Over 200 African ethnic groups of which the majority are Bantu. The four largest tribes — Mongo, Luba,…

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June 2010
Democratic Republic of Congo

Survival in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Survival in the Democratic Republic of Congo   Over many years, Western media have paid little attention to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but few can be totally unaware of the conflict that has troubled that country with such catastrophic effect since 1996.      The numbers who have died are counted in millions;…

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