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U.N. Releases Report on Congo Forces

The United Nations reported an upsurge of rapes, killings and torture by Congo’s security forces and warned that U.N. peacekeepers overseeing the postwar transition in the country could end their cooperation with the police and army. Congolese troops and police committed some 1,200 of the 1,866 rapes investigated by the United Nations between April and December, the U.N. said in a report released Wednesday. Some 800 rapes were blamed on security forces during the same period in 2004, while the overall number of investigated cases was about the same. Full Story

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