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How we fuel Africa’s bloodiest war

The deadliest war since Adolf Hitler marched across Europe is starting again – and you are almost certainly carrying a blood-soaked chunk of the slaughter in your pocket. When we glance at the holocaust in Congo, with 5.4 million dead, the clichés of Africa reporting tumble out: this is a “tribal conflict” in “the Heart [...]

British soldiers accused of sickening sex assault on Iraqi boy, 14

“They ordered us to take off our clothes by gesturing to us to do so. When we refused they continued beating us, so we had to follow their orders. They made us sit on each other’s laps. I was with one of the detainees, while another two detainees were made to do the same thing, [...]

Report: Exams prove abuse, torture in Iraq, Gitmo

The most extensive medical study of former U.S. detainees published so far, Physicians for Human Rights had doctors and mental health professionals examine 11 former prisoners. One former detainee reported being subjected to electric shocks three times and being sodomized with a stick. His thumbs bore round scars consistent with shocking. All 11 former detainees [...]

Peacekeepers raping children

‘Children as young as six are being sexually abused by peacekeepers and aid workers, says a leading UK charity. “They grabbed me and threw me to the ground and they forced themselves on me… I tried to escape but there were 10 of them and I could do nothing,” she said.’