World wide attention focuses on the Middle East or events in Europe, but rarely is there much concern about what is happening in Africa. The country of the Congo is one example of how this avoidance of interest impacts people. The Congo is beset with an ongoing civil war resulting in thugs and gangs constantly entering villages and subjecting people to torture and abuse. An observer in the Kivu area of the Congo reported: “Women are brutally gang-rpaed, often in front of their families and communities. In numerous cases, male relatives are forced at gunpoint to rape their own daughters, mothers or sisters.”
It is estimated over a million people have been killed in the Congo since 2000, but the remainder of the world goes along its daily business uninterested. A Lindsay Lohan event garners more attention than a gang-rape event.