November 6th, 2010
05:36 PM ET

Hundreds of women, children raped in DRC conflict

The long-running conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed hundreds of sexual violence victims in the past two months as women and girls continue to be prime targets of retaliation between rival militias along the country's porous borders, according to aid agencies.

At least 657 cases of sexual violence involving women and girls were documented in September and October during mass expulsions from Angola to
Congo, according to UNICEF.

UNICEF, which compiled the case information over the past two months with help from aid agencies on both sides of the border, said women, girls and possibly men were sexually victimized as about 6,621 Congolese nationals were expelled from Angola.

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  1. WhiteKong78

    Americans since the sixties have become lazy and complacent. They care only about their next bedroom conquest or the next feel good chemical they can put in their bodies. Americans are worried they will be drafted and ripped away from their cozy lifestyle and actually do a bit of work for once. None of these bloggers have ever swung a hammer to help build a home for a less fortunate family, nor have they worked at a soup kitchen. They know nothing of sacrifice yet half of them are quick to quote the Bible. Pointing a finger requires less work than lifting a finger to help.

    November 7, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. termlimits

    Be careful what you ask for! Self rule is not easy and some never understand it.

    November 7, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. cat

    sad. fear is the thing here. only god can solve this one. we just dont know how.

    November 7, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sgt. slaughter

    I have the solution....

    kill them all.....

    Exterminate them...

    Start over ....

    November 7, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sgt. slaughter

    Maybe we should lock them all up at Gitmo.....

    And give them a fair trial....???

    Before we execute them......


    November 7, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sgt. slaughter

    Libs answer:

    Maybe we should lock them all up at Gitmo.....

    And give them a fair trial....???

    Before we execute them......


    November 7, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sgt. slaughter

    Those barbaric spear chuckers deserve to die

    November 7, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. meeee

    Bring em here and let em have their way with the white women cuz the whit mans too lazy and chicken to defend them

    November 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. phil

    @meee...I would hide behind a stupid s/n if I made such stupid remarks too.

    November 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Congo Free-Press


    November 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Patty

    Hey, why does'nt the TEA BAG party go over and stay there. Mabe your bus will crash. Idiot!

    November 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. cesar

    @WhiteKong78. So.

    November 8, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  13. Reynardine Greencastle

    I wish to Hell they had Report Abuse buttons on CNN Mobile, because the editors are clearly out taking a carp and I can't pour molten lead down certain deserving throats by remote control.

    November 8, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. Vetti

    You tell them WhiteKong78. I couldnt agree more.

    November 8, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
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