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Congo's fears


There hasn't been an 'official' war in the Democratic Republic of Congo for seven years. But, for most of last year, government forces have been going all-out to rid the east of the country of one of its most notorious rebel Hutu militias.

But the military operation to defeat them has caused more than nearly a million people to flee their homes and led to a record rise in reported rapes, some carried out by Congolese government soldiers themselves.

Correspondent Mike Thomson reports on popular fears surrounding this new military operation.


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