DR Congo ‘world’s rape capital'

A woman weeps as she listens to a rape victim narrate her ordeal. More than 8,000 women were raped in Congo during fighting in 2009, the UN says. Photo/FILE

The Democratic Republic of Congo is “the rape capital of the world”, a senior UN official has said. Margot Wallstrom, the UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, urged the Security Council to punish the perpetrators in DR Congo.

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