Sunday, January 08, 2006

Millions die gradually, while no one is watching...

A new study shows that the 'civil' war in the Congo is the deadliest conflict in the last 60 years. It has claimed 3.9 million souls, so far, including 38,000 every month in 2004.

The conflict began in 1998 when Rwanda and Uganda invaded to hunt down rebel groups, or to steal the Congo's mineral wealth, and escalated when troops from five other African nations were sent in to help. Help who?

Mark Fiore's latest cartoon is called Gentle Genocide asks the question, "Why kill all at once?" and suggests, "Do it gradually while no one is watching."

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