The Rape of a Nation

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Access to gold mining in Congo is one of the reasons for the ongoing conflict in the eastern regions of Democratic Republic of Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Access to gold mining in Congo is one of the reasons for the ongoing conflict in the eastern regions of Democratic Republic of Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Renowned for their skills as trackers and hunters, Congo’s pygmies have been recruited as military scouts by both rebel and government forces. To avoid being drafted, many crossed the river to neighboring Republic of Congo. Long isolated in central Africa’s dense jungles, the pygmies are highly susceptible to disease in new urban environments.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Renowned for their skills as trackers and hunters, Congo’s pygmies have been recruited as military scouts by both rebel and government forces. To avoid being drafted, many crossed the river to neighboring Republic of Congo. Long isolated in central Africa’s dense jungles, the pygmies are highly susceptible to disease in new urban environments.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Light pours into an orphanage run by Father Giovanni, an Italian priest, in Kisangani. The privately funded shelter provides food and lodging for about 50 street children, many of them abandoned or orphaned by war, AIDS and broken families.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Light pours into an orphanage run by Father Giovanni, an Italian priest, in Kisangani. The privately funded shelter provides food and lodging for about 50 street children, many of them abandoned or orphaned by war, AIDS and broken families.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Children use the river to relax play during the heat of the day. With no schooling for the majority of children, the water and music are the main entertainments.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Children use the river to relax play during the heat of the day. With no schooling for the majority of children, the water and music are the main entertainments.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A mother takes her child to bathe in the Congo River, the source of life for many Congolese families. Women are the main breadwinners for most families in Democratic Republic of Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A mother takes her child to bathe in the Congo River, the source of life for many Congolese families. Women are the main breadwinners for most families in Democratic Republic of Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Orphans at a refuge in Kisangani wait to be registered at a private orphanage. This town has endured at least four insurrections between different groups over the last six years leaving thousands of children without families.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Orphans at a refuge in Kisangani wait to be registered at a private orphanage. This town has endured at least four insurrections between different groups over the last six years leaving thousands of children without families.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A soldier demands a vastly deflated price for goods sold on the river. Corruption is a daily necessity for the military who frequently go weeks without pay. The ones who suffer are the local population who find their goods confiscated for no reason.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A soldier demands a vastly deflated price for goods sold on the river. Corruption is a daily necessity for the military who frequently go weeks without pay. The ones who suffer are the local population who find their goods confiscated for no reason.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Not so secret police observe the unveiling of a monument commemorating assassinated president Laurent Desiree Kabila.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Not so secret police observe the unveiling of a monument commemorating assassinated president Laurent Desiree Kabila.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    After a forced march from their home in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, children watch their mother die in a hospital in the Republic of Congo, where no aid exists. This situation is mirrored in neighboring countries along DRC borders.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    After a forced march from their home in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, children watch their mother die in a hospital in the Republic of Congo, where no aid exists. This situation is mirrored in neighboring countries along DRC borders.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A child’s coffin awaits burial as an uncle negotiates payment with the undertaker. The child’s father was unable to attend due to “military duties”. Infant mortality in DRC is 140 deaths per 1000, according to the International Red Cross.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A child’s coffin awaits burial as an uncle negotiates payment with the undertaker. The child’s father was unable to attend due to “military duties”. Infant mortality in DRC is 140 deaths per 1000, according to the International Red Cross.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Lendu soldier, some of whom are responsible for cannibalism, in a makeshift hospital in Dro Dro. Captured and beaten by the local population, he now waits in his room for news of his future.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Lendu soldier, some of whom are responsible for cannibalism, in a makeshift hospital in Dro Dro. Captured and beaten by the local population, he now waits in his room for news of his future.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    UPC (Union Patriotique Congolaise) militias demonstrate against “the French assassins” in Bunia, eastern Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    UPC (Union Patriotique Congolaise) militias demonstrate against “the French assassins” in Bunia, eastern Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Residents of Fataki, a village in Eastern Congo, flee from Lendu militias. The town was destroyed and scores of people killed, including priests and nuns.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Residents of Fataki, a village in Eastern Congo, flee from Lendu militias. The town was destroyed and scores of people killed, including priests and nuns.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Fataki, Eastern Congo after a Lendu attack which killed 42 people and displaced 7000.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Fataki, Eastern Congo after a Lendu attack which killed 42 people and displaced 7000.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Soldiers of the UPC (Union Patriotique Congolaise) wait for their orders in Bule, Eastern Congo.
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    Soldiers of the UPC (Union Patriotique Congolaise) wait for their orders in Bule, Eastern Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    The body of a Hema man, executed by Lendu militia just hours before, lies on the road north of Fataki. He was bound and impaled on a spear before being shot. His ears had been bitten off in the ritual killing.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    The body of a Hema man, executed by Lendu militia just hours before, lies on the road north of Fataki. He was bound and impaled on a spear before being shot. His ears had been bitten off in the ritual killing.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Maria a mother of three lost her arm defending her children in Nizi, Eastern Congo. She recounted the story of soldiers eating flesh from the arm after they had amputated it.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Maria a mother of three lost her arm defending her children in Nizi, Eastern Congo. She recounted the story of soldiers eating flesh from the arm after they had amputated it.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A child soldiers rides back to his base in Ituri Province, Eastern Congo.
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    A child soldiers rides back to his base in Ituri Province, Eastern Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Catherine (9), too afraid to stay in hospital for fear of being attacked, is taken back to the bush after being treated in Dro Dro. She was attacked by Lendu militias, who tried to machete off her leg. She survived, but three members of her family were killed. Fourteen people were killed in their beds in the hospital two weeks previously.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Catherine (9), too afraid to stay in hospital for fear of being attacked, is taken back to the bush after being treated in Dro Dro. She was attacked by Lendu militias, who tried to machete off her leg. She survived, but three members of her family were killed. Fourteen people were killed in their beds in the hospital two weeks previously.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Refugees flee during a rebel attack on Bule and Fataki, Eastern Congo.
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    Refugees flee during a rebel attack on Bule and Fataki, Eastern Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Digging the main pit by hand in Watsa, North Eastern Congo. Hundreds of miners work here, most are rebel soldiers who have taken the area by force and profit from the minerals extracted.
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    2004
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    Digging the main pit by hand in Watsa, North Eastern Congo. Hundreds of miners work here, most are rebel soldiers who have taken the area by force and profit from the minerals extracted.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Bringing out the gravel during the rainy season, Cholera is rife during this period and hundreds die in Watsa, North Eastern Congo. Ebola killed hundreds here in 1999.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Bringing out the gravel during the rainy season, Cholera is rife during this period and hundreds die in Watsa, North Eastern Congo. Ebola killed hundreds here in 1999.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Digging the main pit by hand in Watsa, North Eastern Congo. Hundreds of miners work here, most are rebel soldiers who have taken the area by force and profit from the minerals extracted.
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    10/08/2005
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    Digging the main pit by hand in Watsa, North Eastern Congo. Hundreds of miners work here, most are rebel soldiers who have taken the area by force and profit from the minerals extracted.
    © Marcus Bleasdale
    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A miner takes a rest in the heat of the day during his eight-hour shift in Watsa, North Eastern Congo. Most of these miners are combatants who have controlled mineral-rich areas and profit from the mining.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A miner takes a rest in the heat of the day during his eight-hour shift in Watsa, North Eastern Congo. Most of these miners are combatants who have controlled mineral-rich areas and profit from the mining.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Local traders try to sell religious jewelry in Mongbwalu, North Eastern Congo. The economy in their town has been devastated by mining. With no farming because of the gold rush, locals are forced to mine to stay alive.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Local traders try to sell religious jewelry in Mongbwalu, North Eastern Congo. The economy in their town has been devastated by mining. With no farming because of the gold rush, locals are forced to mine to stay alive.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Gold prospectors in Watsa, North Eastern Congo.
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    Gold prospectors in Watsa, North Eastern Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A child in a mine in Durba, Eastern Congo. Children are used in all the mines as they can crawl into the smallest holes to bring out the gold rocks. Many have been forced to work here after their families were killed in the war; they are fed and housed. They will also be used as child soldiers during battles for the area.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A child in a mine in Durba, Eastern Congo. Children are used in all the mines as they can crawl into the smallest holes to bring out the gold rocks. Many have been forced to work here after their families were killed in the war; they are fed and housed. They will also be used as child soldiers during battles for the area.
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    07/01/2021

     

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     Gold prospectors in Watsa, North Eastern Congo.
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     Gold prospectors in Watsa, North Eastern Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Miners count their takings after a day working in the mines. Most days the rewards are small, between one and two dollars is the most a miner could expect to earn. He will then have to pay a percentage to the local commander and sometimes a percentage to the local “authorities”; in many areas these are foreign companies that mine the land.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Miners count their takings after a day working in the mines. Most days the rewards are small, between one and two dollars is the most a miner could expect to earn. He will then have to pay a percentage to the local commander and sometimes a percentage to the local “authorities”; in many areas these are foreign companies that mine the land.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Money used in exchange for dollars or diamonds or gold is counted on the streets in eastern Congo
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Money used in exchange for dollars or diamonds or gold is counted on the streets in eastern Congo
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Diamond dealers buying in Mbuji Mayi, Congo’s diamond center. Approximately 3 million people live in the diamond town where most agriculture has ceased and been replaced by the diamond rush.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Diamond dealers buying in Mbuji Mayi, Congo’s diamond center. Approximately 3 million people live in the diamond town where most agriculture has ceased and been replaced by the diamond rush.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Gold prospectors in Watsa, North Eastern Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    Gold prospectors in Watsa, North Eastern Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A miner suffering from tuberculosis in Mungbwalu, North Eastern Congo. He has been left to fend for himself in a sanatorium. There is no health care here; nurses work with no medical supplies, and for free most days, but their effectiveness is limited. This area is just 100 kilometers from the UN Eastern headquarters. But they do not come here for fear of being killed; two of their soldiers were dismembered here 18 months ago.
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    A miner suffering from tuberculosis in Mungbwalu, North Eastern Congo. He has been left to fend for himself in a sanatorium. There is no health care here; nurses work with no medical supplies, and for free most days, but their effectiveness is limited. This area is just 100 kilometers from the UN Eastern headquarters. But they do not come here for fear of being killed; two of their soldiers were dismembered here 18 months ago.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    The funeral of a diamond miner in Mbuji Mayi, Congo’s Diamond center. Approximately 3 million people live in the diamond town where most agriculture has ceased and been replaced by the diamond rush.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    The funeral of a diamond miner in Mbuji Mayi, Congo’s Diamond center. Approximately 3 million people live in the diamond town where most agriculture has ceased and been replaced by the diamond rush.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A father carries his child suffering from cholera into the health center in Walikali. Cholera exploded in the region because of the dire hygiene in the cassiterite mines. Cassiterite has replaced coltan as the most valuable asset in the mines in eastern Congo. Many thousands have been killed and displaced as Mayi Mayi rebels and government troops take and lose control of the area in the course of regular battles.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    A father carries his child suffering from cholera into the health center in Walikali. Cholera exploded in the region because of the dire hygiene in the cassiterite mines. Cassiterite has replaced coltan as the most valuable asset in the mines in eastern Congo. Many thousands have been killed and displaced as Mayi Mayi rebels and government troops take and lose control of the area in the course of regular battles.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    The newly made coffin arrives for the burial of Shukuru Lisi, the eight-month-old child of a gold prospector in Mungbwalu, North Eastern Congo. She died of anemia caused by malaria. It would have been treatable with basic medicine in any hospital, but with the mining and instability in the region, the UN and NGOs will not come here. Malaria killed 1.5 million people in DRC alone between 1998 and 2003.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    The newly made coffin arrives for the burial of Shukuru Lisi, the eight-month-old child of a gold prospector in Mungbwalu, North Eastern Congo. She died of anemia caused by malaria. It would have been treatable with basic medicine in any hospital, but with the mining and instability in the region, the UN and NGOs will not come here. Malaria killed 1.5 million people in DRC alone between 1998 and 2003.
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    07/01/2021

     

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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    The family prepares food for the village before the burial of Shukuru Lisi, an eight-month-old child of a gold prospector in Mungbwalu, North Eastern Congo.
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    The Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale
    The family prepares food for the village before the burial of Shukuru Lisi, an eight-month-old child of a gold prospector in Mungbwalu, North Eastern Congo.
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    The body is washed before the burial. Shukuru Lisi was the eight-month-old child of a gold prospector in Mungbwalu, North Eastern Congo, and died of anemia caused by malaria.
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    The body is washed before the burial. Shukuru Lisi was the eight-month-old child of a gold prospector in Mungbwalu, North Eastern Congo, and died of anemia caused by malaria.
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    The villagers say their final prayers at the burial of Shukuru Lisi, the eight-month-old child of a gold prospector in Mungbwalu, North Eastern Congo, who died of anemia caused by malaria.
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    The villagers say their final prayers at the burial of Shukuru Lisi, the eight-month-old child of a gold prospector in Mungbwalu, North Eastern Congo, who died of anemia caused by malaria.
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    The burial of Shukuru Lisi, the eight-month-old child of a gold prospector in Mungbwalu, North Eastern Congo, who died of anemia caused by malaria.  
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    The burial of Shukuru Lisi, the eight-month-old child of a gold prospector in Mungbwalu, North Eastern Congo, who died of anemia caused by malaria.  
    © Marcus Bleasdale
    07/01/2021