Congo is “the rape capital of the world,” according to Margot Wallstrom, the UN’s Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict. Speaking to New Europe last September she had a sharp message for the warlords and bandits that were preying on civilians in Eastern Congo, “This time we’ll get you. We do not accept this.”

She has delivered on her promise. In the highest profile case of its kind, in a nation where thousands of women are raped each yesr, ...

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