Not a month goes by without a massacre taking place in Beni, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Earlier this month over 30 people were killed.
Eyewitnesses tell harrowing stories of people being senselessly hacked to death. Pictures widely circulated in social media, within Congo and in its diaspora, show disemboweled women, mutilated children and people with their hands tied to their backs and their throats slit open.
In Beni alone, since October 2014, 600 people have died such a horrific death. If you add those killed in neighboring territories of Lubero and Butembo, the figures almost double, as pointed out in a recent open letter by civil society leaders from North Kivu.… Seguir leyendo »