Congo's Other War

As Go the Hippos... by Delphine Schrank
The Atlantic, June 2009

"As we leave the village, we see two men weaving through the tall grasses from the direction of the Rwandan Hutu camp. One strains under a large, lumpy sack. 'Thieves!' shouts one of the park rangers in our car. The two men run. Our SUV chases them toward a tarp, where two soldiers man a checkpoint between the rebel camp and the village."

Jennie Rothenberg Gritz is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she edits digital features.

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