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Troops of the Congolese Army trained by a U.S. Special Forces team went on to commit mass rape and murder of women and children while fleeing rebel forces last year, according to a new United Nations report, raising questions not just about these particular atrocities but surrounding the United States's Africa Command operations in general.
Almost 10 years to the day after its creation, the International Criminal Court handed out its first-ever prison sentence on Tuesday, giving a 14-year jail term to former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga.
Invisible Children, the group behind the viral video phenomenon Kony 2012, has been vilified for its "white savior complex," evangelical donor base, financial record, particularly $1 million on travel expenses, over-simplified message and hipster do-nothing-ism.
Incumbent Joseph Kabila officially won the presidency in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, but then his closest rival, Etienne Tshisekedi, rejected the results and proclaimed himself president.
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