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Conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo

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August 8, 2008 -- Kambale Musavuli

The Congo is the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world today where nearly 6 million people have died since 1996, half of them children 5 yrs old or younger and hundreds of thousands of women have been raped all as a result of the scramble for Congo's wealth. The United Nations said it is the deadliest conflict in the world since World War Two. However, hardly anything is said about it in the media. 45,000 people continue to die every month in the Congo. Figuratively, Darfur happens in the Congo every 5 and a half month. Can you imagine 45,000 people dying every month and hardly a peep from anyone in the age of the Internet? This is literally what has happened and continue to happen in the Congo. There is a media white-out about Congo and no worldwide resolution to end the conflict and carnage there.