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Suspected Congo War Criminal a General

The nervous young general sat slumped in the corner of the empty bar, smoking cigarettes past the filter and keeping his eyes on the door. In most countries, Germain Katanga, accused of butchering hundreds of people as a militia commander in eastern Congo, would likely be standing trial. But in Congo, he was recently made a decorated general in the government’s army, part of a power-sharing plan that ended Congo’s 1998-2002 war. Last month, Katanga was one of five former militia commanders from volatile Ituri province to be given top posts in the army by President Joseph Kabila. Full Story

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