The Afghanistan of Africa

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Rape, brutality and the failure of the international community in Congo:

“Congo is the U.N.’s crowning failure,” said Eve Ensler, author of “The Vagina Monologues,” whose advocacy group, V-Day, has been working with Congolese women for years….

Within peacekeeping circles, Congo is becoming known as “the African equivalent of Afghanistan,” said Annika Hilding-Norberg, a director at the Peace Operations Training Institute in Virginia, because of the conflict’s enduring violence and complexity.

Here’s hoping the world can do more about the latest looming catastrophe in Sudan.

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