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Bishop rues indifference to Congo crisis

December 04, 2012

A prelate has lamented the lack of international attention given to the seizure of mineral-rich portions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo by the March 23 Movement, a rebel group founded earlier this year.

“The political authorities and the blue helmets [UN] have not stopped repeating ‘Stay calm, have no fear and nothing will happen to you,’ and at the present time when the rebels have seized the east of the country there is no sign of a reaction from them,” said Bishop Bernard Kasanda Mulenga of Mbujimayi.

“It’s not possible to get an idea of the magnitude of what's happening on the spot,” he added. “Personal dignity is being trodden underfoot and the humiliation of the Congolese people has reached its peak.”


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