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Many are held as sex-slaves and if they escape are rejected by their families.
28 Apr 11
Government crackdown appears to have done little to curb unlawful trade funding armed groups.
12 Jan 11
There have been some prosecutions, but many crimes go unpunished.
1 Sep 09
FDLR launch wave of violence in what appears to be revenge for bid to turf them out of Congo.
15 May 09
Soldiers implicated in abuses have been sent back to India, but locals say prostitution remains rife at peacekeeping base.
12 Sep 08
Tenuous ceasefire appears to be crumbling as militias clash with army in eastern Congo, amid reports of new child soldier recruitment drive.
11 Sep 08
As fighting in east of country continues to rage, observers question recent decision to offer rebels an amnesty.
26 Aug 08
Human rights groups warn controversial move could lead to a culture of impunity.
3 Jun 08
Congolese officers receive human rights training aimed at curbing army abuses.
10 Apr 08
Laurent Nkunda says the government must honour its pledge to grant North Kivu militias immunity from prosecution for acts of rebellion.
18 Mar 08