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The United Nations reported yesterday that more than 500 systematic rapes were committed by armed combatants in eastern Congo since late July — more than double the number previously reported — and accepted partial responsibility for not protecting citizens.
in addition to 242 rapes earlier reported in and around Luvungi, a village of about 2,200 people
Khare told reporters after the council session that over 15,000 rapes were reported in Congo in both 2008 and 2009.
LAST MONTH A CLASSIFIED UNITED Nations report prompted Secretary General Kofi Annan to admit that U.N. peacekeepers and staff have sexually abused or exploited war refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo.