Sunday, October 14, 2012

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper concerned about violence against women in the Congo

Now how come no right wing site is covering this? OH I KNOW. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is 95% CHRISTIAN.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canada is "particularly concerned" about violence against women being committed in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at a summit of Francophone countries being held in Africa.

"We are here, not to excuse the things that are happening, but to spotlight them," Harper said in a speech Saturday at the start of the two-day confence in Kinshasa

Harper said his government was examining many human rights issues in the DRC, but mentioned violence against women in particular.

"Canada will be supporting additional initiatives to combat the barbarous acts of sexual violence against women that are occuring in the [eastern] part of the DRC."

A rebel movement, made up of former soldiers and calling itself M23, is terrorizing the eastern part of the DRC. It is accused recruiting by force and mass rape. M23 is being led by renegade Gen. Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/10/13/harper-francophonie-summit-congo.html?cmp=rss

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