Black People : Some 200 women gang-raped near Congo UN base

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Some 200 women gang-raped near Congo UN base

    By MICHELLE FAUL (AP)
    JOHANNESBURG ? Rwandan and Congolese rebels gang-raped nearly 200 women and some baby boys over four days within miles of a U.N. peacekeepers' base in an eastern Congo mining district, an American aid worker and a Congolese doctor said Monday.

    Will F. Cragin of the International Medical Corps said aid and U.N. workers knew rebels had occupied Luvungi town and surrounding villages in eastern Congo the day after the attack began on July 30.

    More than three weeks later, the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo has issued no statement about the atrocities and said Monday it still is investigating.

    Cragin told The Associated Press by telephone that his organization was only able to get into the town, which he said is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from a U.N. military camp, after rebels ended their brutal spree of raping and looting and withdrew of their own accord on Aug. 4.

    At U.N. headquarters in New York, spokesman Martin Nesirky said Monday that a U.N. Joint Human Rights team verified allegations of the rape of at least 154 women by combatants from the Rwandan rebel FDLR group and Congolese Mai-Mai rebels in the village of Bunangiri. He said the victims are receiving medical and psycho-social care.

    Nesirky said the U.N. peacekeeping mission has a military company operating base in Kibua, some 30 kilometers (about 19 miles) east of the village, but he said FDLR attackers blocked the road and prevented villagers from reaching the nearest communication point.

    Civil society leader Charles Masudi Kisa said there were only about 25 peacekeepers and that they did what they could against some 200 to 400 rebels who occupied the town of about 2,200 people and five nearby villages.

    "When the peacekeepers approached a village, the rebels would run into the forest, but then the Blue Helmets had to move on to another area, and the rebels would just return," Masudi said.

    There was no fighting and no deaths, Cragin said, just "lots of pillaging and the systematic raping of women."

    Four young boys also were raped, said Dr. Kasimbo Charles Kacha, the district medical chief. Masudi said they were babies aged one month, six months, a year and 18 months.

    "Many women said they were raped in their homes in front of their children and husbands, and many said they were raped repeatedly by three to six men," Cragin said. Others were dragged into the nearby forest.

    International and local health workers have treated 179 women but the number raped could be much higher as terrified civilians still are hiding, he said.

    "We keep going back and identifying more and more cases," he said. "Many of the women are returning from the forest naked, with no clothes."

    He said that by the time they got help it was too late to administer medication against AIDS and contraception to all but three of the survivors.

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  2. SophiaG

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    This is a horrible story. :(

    Doesn't sound like the UN Peacekeepers really cared.

    Ugh, this is horrible. >_< And people wonder why feminism/Women's Rights is still around after Women in america have gotten the right to vote.

    As long as gang rapes/exploitation of women occur (and they do occur here in America) feminism will be needed.

    I hope there is an international outcry about this. :/
     
  3. HyperKill

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    Wrong wrong wrong!!! This has zero to do with women's rights and every thing to do with what you are typing on and using to make phone calls. http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/2052 It won't be until people understand that this area is bleeding with resources(diamond-gold-platinum-coltin-coal - lumber)and Europe along with America is financing these wars. The Ugandan Army is supplied by your lovely "Great Britain" and has almost no ability to penetrate into the Congo without logistical help. The Rwandans are also supplied by the E.U. and the IMF. The rebels get all their weapons from The West. Ever seem Nicholas Cage's movie Lord Of War? You should check it out. People have to get active and realise that the only thing the west cares for is the profits that come from this area and they are fully aware that the hooligans they arm will use rape and intimdation as a tool to displace a population so that the mining equipment can be bought in and the drilling begin. Just look at how they sat as Hutus killed over 3million people in the 90s. They cared nothing about those people. It would be like continuing to arm Nazis after ww2. Wanna end this conflict? sell your jewelry and never buy diamonds or gold again. NEVER? and as far as women's rights, they are needed in this area but be very aware that this won't happen until the general humanity of all people in this forgotten area of the world is respected. This is the area of human civilization where the Belgians begin spreading the Sapian-9 virus(HSV which mutated into HIV). So i doubt if the West and The E.U. give a care about any1 in this area enough be it old, young, women, or kids to give a hoot about anybody enough to do something. The UN is also engaging in these rapes.
     
  4. StefiA

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    OK - the white nations caused the war, supplied the arms & benefit in profits - but surely that doesn't mean these rebels have to go round raping women and as for raping babies??? Its just too sick to contemplate - surely these men bear some responsibility for their own actions.
     
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    Rapists are cowards and losers...

    So personally I have no respect for them

    Therefore let the court of more than public opinion find them 'guilt as charged'...

    Above and beyond that is the matter of retribution whatever sentence a jury of their peers in a court of law decides to meet out...

    :em0200:
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/Lord-War-Widescreen-Nicolas-Cage/dp/B000BYA5G4 Check this movie when you get time. --These rebels should be in jail but what do u do when the international community buys gold coltin and other products which fuel these conflicts which erupted after the cold war? This area has over 400 ethnic groups from Mai Mai, Tutsi, Hutus, Bugandan, etc and only a handful get along. Take this many people who naturally divided themselves for peace's sake and shake them up then dump millions of munitions in the place and you give criminal gangs permission to do what they want. Also consider that over the course of 100 days in 1996, 800,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! people were killed during the Tutsi genocide as the West and Britain sat quiet as a doorknob in an abandon house. THE HUMANITY of these people must be respected before anything can be done. Clearly no1 cares if that many people are massacred and no1 does anything but watch. Can u imagine being in an area where 8000 people(a small town) are being wiped out daily and no1 says a word. These people had AIDS deliberately spread amongst them to exterminate them from the earth. The whites who spread it are happy to see the rape going on as it assures the virus will be spread more. Why do u think you don't see this onyour BBc news? If you create a virus to kill a people, who cares if they are being raped or killing 800,000 in 100 days. The world will continue to sit quiet and supply weapons because they profit and DO NOT CARE for the people of this area. Many racist whites view them as "Darwin's missing link" between animal and human. Whites need to stop supplying these hooligans and disengage from affairs in this region+ do as much as they did to comphiscate these weapons as they did to put them there. Rebels just can't invade a village with sticks and arrows the way they can with fully automatic machine guns and light to heavy artillery compliments of The U.S. Britain, Italy, China, France, Germany,Spain and Russia(the g-8).
     
  7. HyperKill

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    I agree 100% but what do you do when the United Nations which is suppose to be the legal authority engages in this rape and does nothing at all to stop the rape, displacement, and human rights violations?:10500: Many of these tribes hate one another so much that they stick bamboo in a woman's vagina to assure she can't reproduce. This rips a hole between her anal tract and her vaginal tract causing her to bleed and leak body waste out of her vagina. I've studied this conflict for 6 yrs now. Also consider that the UN has about 20,000 troops covering an area slightly smaller than Texas!!! They are corrrupt and just don't care especially if they , the region's legal authority are engaging in this rape when the cameras go away and the sun goes down. Sorry Chuck but if "public opinion" could convict, i would be on the highest mountain screamin guilty guilty guilty!!! We are all guilty of the consumerism of the gold, coltin(lap tops/cell phones) platinum, diamonds, etc that come from this area. One woman was told, "do you know people loose their arms for the $5000 earrings you wear". Her reply was, "really?... both of them"
     
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    @Hyperkill
    "Rebels just can't invade a village with sticks and arrows the way they can with fully automatic machine guns and light to heavy artillery compliments of The U.S. Britain, Italy, China, France, Germany,Spain and Russia(the g-8)."
    Very true - but a single man can rape a single woman on his own without even a stick so 200 to 400 rebels will have no problem raping 200 girls.
     
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    u miss the overall point and have zero knowledge of the region or its various ethnic groups and have not admitted your guilt in the consumerism that fuels the intimadation that leads to the ethnic cleansing for the gain of the resources you talk on and are now typing on. You are also passively defending whites and the demonic arrogance while attempting to say that all of this is natural to the people of the region. I've studied this conflict for 6 yrs and verbal acknowledgement of rape is futile as planting lemon seeds in rocks. I'm out this thread-peace
     
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    You asked a question:

    My answer...

    African American males have to GROW UP ALREADY, i. e., don't condone--and do condemn what is gangsta rap's overhyped black take on both being 'macho' and/or notions of being pimps and playas, etc., which are regressions/retreats/etc. back to a self serving mythology by the way of the urban 'street life' culture, etc.:

    It is the internal repression of some of us to advance others:

    And nothing excuses it (as foolish nonsense about white males giving black females some of 'our jobs' etc. reflects such folk whining like children--not standing up like men--as well as facing up to yet another divide and conquer tactic--i. e., since any female gets paid far less than a male would, as well as we're writing/talking/etc. about single female headed households as well)...

    Etc. etc. etc.

    Instead we black males should be speaking//up/out/etc., whenever ANY act of violence etc. is being committed, i. e., by some of OUR males towards OUR females,
    in the states; as well as against AFRICAN females by AFRICAN males on the African continent...

    The popularized image of 'black manhood' is both self indulgent and is becoming self destructive...

    I. e., we need not be as backward as other equally backward males, whatever their ethnic/racial/etc. background is, as well as it is better to stand apart from such louses, than fall along with them...

    :10500:
     
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