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Congo (DRC)

12 February 2009

San Francisco Chronicle

BANGADI, Congo — The weapons on display are all homemade: menacing-looking hunting knives, lances made of sticks topped with metal spears, long-barrelled shotguns. For decades, people in this Congolese town have made guns. But the industry has become a roaring business as people in this remote northeastern region arm themselves against the fearsome rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army. In this town overrun by refugees from attacks on surrounding villages, master... (

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