Alarm bells keep ringing on North Kivu:
AP: UN investigating war crimes.
Reuters: Civilians flee to Uganda.
CNN: The number of girls being raped has increased sharply since fighting intensified in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a humanitarian group said Tuesday.
Reuters: Belgium could contribute to “bridging force” in the DRC.
The issue is that the U.N. has approved more peacekeeping troops but they’ll take months to deploy. Advocates are calling for a European force to bridge the gap. Their point: Civilians need protection now.