These Women Are Bringing Some Peace To War-Stricken Congo

Oct 27, 2022 | News

Five women in colorful clothing and headwraps walk hastily across fields of cassava near the village of Masumbuko in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on their way to meet with an army commander near the displacement camp where the women live with thousands of other families.

When they arrive at the army post, a handful of soldiers in mismatched uniforms usher them past bunkers and trenches to a hut made of mud and bamboo. Inside, a young commander in slippers is slouched confidently in his chair, seemingly amused by their presence. 

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