The social history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Zaire Government Is Arming Hutus, Making Human Shields of Refugees
By Howard W. French, New York Times, 19 February 1997. The Zairian government has stepped up a campaign to arm Hutu guerrillas living among the largest population of Rwandan refugees still in Zaire, effectively making human shields of tens of thousands of refugees.
‘Pygmies’ in peril
Forest Peoples Programme Information Bulletin, 16 March 1998. ‘Pygmy’ peoples in Eastern Congo-Kinshasa are caught up in the continuing polarisation and increasing violent conflicts between Hutu and Tutsi in the region bordering Rwanda and Burundi.