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We can't abandon Africa to cannibalism and genocide

FEW people paid any attention to evidence given in the International Criminal Court in the Hague earlier this year at the trial for crimes against humanity of Jean-Pierre Bemba, leader of one of the rebel militias involved in atrocities in Congo in 2003 and 2004 -- and still engaged in the same activities. The evidence may be too upsetting for civilised people to contemplate.

During the worst of the conflict word began to emerge that Bemba's Congolese Liberation Movement, with food difficult to find, were eating children.

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