53 Years Later: A Look at Congo Since Independence

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  • Clashes With Rebels
  • Blood Diamonds
  • Burning Ammunition
  • Debt Canceled But Prospects Dim
  • A Long Road Ahead
  • Congo’s National Motto: Unity, Work, Progress
  • The First President
  • Socialism Sets Sail
  • Three Congolese Heads of State
  • An Anti-Capitalist Congo
  • Democracy Prevails
  • Bloodshed in Brazzaville
  • Finding Peace
  • Sassou Nguesso Seizes Victory

Burning Ammunition

To prove their commitment to peace, former Ninja rebels burned their weapons in June 2007. However, some members have refused to disarm and remain active in the southern region where they have resorted to crime, reported BBC News. 

(Photo: Martin VAN DER BELEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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