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'We put our faith in forgiveness'


In 2007 Zawadi Mongane, a young mother from a village near Bukavu, told BBC correspondent Mike Thomson how she had been abducted by the FDLR militia. Over the days that followed all but two out of 50 people taken were slaughtered and Zawadi was made to hang her own baby. The following year, Mike Thomson went back to Congo to see how she was recovering. The report that followed, which revealed that a still very traumatised Zawadi was facing eviction from her home, inspired an almost unprecedented wave of generosity from listeners to this programme. Donations flooded in to help her. In the fourth report in his series from the Congo Mike Thomson has been back to see how Zawadi is now.

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