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Congo (ROC)

28 January 2002

South African Press Association / AP

BRAZZAVILLE, Congo — For three years, Auguste Mbongo fought with the Cobras, one of the militias that would shell crowded neighbourhoods and shoot people just for being ethnically different during two devastating civil wars. Bodies rotted in the streets of the central African country, the living too frightened to come out and bury them. Rape and looting were routine. Today, however, Mbongo is in cosmetics. At 27, he is one of thousands of former fighters who have... (GunPolicy.org)

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