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Congo aid workers terrorised by rampaging militia

In Bunia, safety costs $1,000 (£600) per head. That is the impossible sum drunken soldiers demanded from a Congolese aid worker after crashing through his door two nights ago. When he refused, the four men present were pinned to the floor and thrashed with rifle butts for six hours. One was almost shot. Meanwhile the man’s 16-year-old niece – who had taken refuge in the house – was shoved into another room and repeatedly raped. “It was unbearable, because I could do nothing,” said the man, who works in the UN hospital, from a safe house yesterday. With his weltered arm resting in a sling, he requested anonymity for fear of reprisals. “They could come and finish the job,” he said. Full Story

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