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What, when, and where was the biggest war since WWII, killing 5.4 million people, and displacing many more?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Congo_War

1998-2003, a fight between Rwanda and Uganda on one side and DRC/Zaire on the other, with various other African countries helping one side or the other; fighting over militia support and resources. Featuring massive rape and, according to the BBC and a defunct Independent article, systematically hunting down and eating pygmies for their magical powers.

I'm still bemused by Namibia existing, though it must have when I was studying geography for Academic Decathlon in 1991 -- had only existed for a year or so then, though.


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fpb
Nov. 15th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
As it happens, I knew that.
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