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Systematic Rapes Reported in Congo

A recent report from Human Rights Watch says "virtually all" of the armed groups operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo's east, including the Congolese Army, have sexually abused civilians. The systematic rape of females is among war crimes allegations being investigated by the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

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Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.