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So we live in a modern world, but do others ? "The heads of the children and their mothers we gave to the commander. We ate the hearts, kidneys and livers."unreal

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Disgusting.

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Very disturbing... it made me ill just to read the article.

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I know. What happened to the Africa of old, when I was a kid I use to read all the hunting stories of Africa, now it just seems like it is in constant turmoil.

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I don't know a great deal of african history, but my understanding is that most of the conflicts like in the congo are the after shocks of colonization/decolonization.

The african people of countries like the congo fought colonization, then when they achieved independence were not able to form a stable government, leaving a vaccum of government in which a despot can step into control by killing (literally) off decent. A despot eventually gains control, but the memory of those killed inspires rebels who want justice and the whole cycle is repeated, miring the countries in grinding poverty and short life spans.

I like to poke fun at the government as much as the next guy, but when you look at the hell some of these countries are in; it makes me thankful that we have a stable government which the people by and large support and are willing to defend.

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