As I do from time to time, this afternoon I felt the strange urge to drop in and see what’s going on in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I have been studying the country and its history ever since I was a freshman in college. The latest headline:
Rioting Congo prisoners rape 20 women
KINSHASA (Reuters) – Rioting inmates raped around 20 female prisoners during a failed prison break in Democratic Republic of Congo’s violence-ravaged east, the country’s U.N. peacekeeping mission said. . .
The rape of women is going on in the Congo at such an unimaginable scale that HBO has filmed a recent documentary about the subject. The DRC is one of those places that runs so contrary to the progressive theory of history that it is almost never seen in the news.