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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 30 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6903

Pressure mounts to investigate rape in Congo: The World Medical Association has added its support to worldwide calls for an immediate inquiry into allegations that more than 700 women, men, and children were raped when Angola recently expelled thousands of people back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More than 8000 women were raped during fighting in 2009, the United Nations says.

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