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A day for peace in Congo – Peace Direct
by Tim Willmott : Be the first to leave a comment
Peace Direct brings another diary piece, this time from young Baraza volunteer, 28-year old Gustave Mushagalusa, told in his own words.
In DR Congo a lingering guerrilla war threatens the rule of law and efforts at peace. Bands of armed militiamen live deep in the rainforest, preying on villages and worsening tribal rivalries.
To knit these fragmented communities back together, peacebuilders from Chirezi have set up the Barazas – village law courts run by local volunteers on traditional lines. These offer fast and affordable access to justice to settle local disputes before they escalate into bloody confrontations.