Congo Anti Rebel Offensive

By Editorial Board - 26 September 2015 at 4:56 am

This photo taken on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, shows a large area of natural forest that has been burnt down on a yearly basis to make charcoal near the village of Mweso, Democratic Republic of Congo. Many hope the elimination of the FDLR will create stability not only in eastern Congo but in Rwanda, where the government has long been accused of backing rebels who fight the FDLR. The FDLR, though, also have become an integral part of the region's economy, running the illegal charcoal trade that provides thousands of households with fuel to cook and heat their homes despite causing deforestation. (AP Photo/Melanie Gouby)

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