The murders of more than 250 men, women and children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Beni Territory in recent weeks have widely been blamed on an insurgency of Ugandan origin known as the Alliance of Democratic Forces-NALU (ADF-NALU).
March 2013: By Louise Hogan - 'Women in Eastern DRC are hopeful of Mary Robinson's impact: "We always dream to see a woman who can speak for us here..."'
Glencore, the commodity and mining firm worth £27bn, stands accused in the Democratic Republic of Congo of dumping raw acid and profiting from children working 150ft underground.
If mass rape was not a part of life before the conflict in the Congo, why is it endemic now? And more importantly, how can it be rooted out?
The UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict speaks out
Nov 2011: The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has one of the highest rates of rape in the world.... In North Kivu, one of the country’s most volatile provinces, officials say efforts to prosecute rapists are frustrated by flawed laws....
June 2011: Given the lack of confidence in the judicial system, many survivors choose to handle sexual assault allegations at the family level. This allows them to avoid the shame and stigma of publicity. But it also means some survivors must marry their rapists...