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Over Five Million Dead in Congo?

...the story of war and plunder in Congo is not unreported. It is a story that has been censored, manipulated and covered up even when it is ostensibly being told.
The International Rescue Committee in late January 2008 released a new report on the mortality in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. The report caught the eye of some news agencies, who quickly whipped up trite little articles as supposed expressions of horror. Over and over it has been declared "the world's forgotten crisis". There are reasons why Darfur is in the crises of the day, the poster of crises, and why Congo is hardly mentioned...