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Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi
Raia Mutomboki: "Outraged Citizens"
Photographer: Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi
Exhibit Title: Raia Mutomboki: "Outraged Citizens"
Location: South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Raia Mutomboki, a diffuse network of armed citizens organized under four separate factions, collectively made up the largest rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in early 2014. Their Kiswahili name translates to “Outraged Citizens,” and summarizes the impetus for their creation: outrage at the massacres, rapes and countless unspeakable atrocities suffered at the hands of the Interahamwe, the perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide who have inhabited the jungles of neighboring eastern DRC since they were chased out of Rwanda nearly twenty years ago. Having no hope of returning home, the Interahamwe has continuously tried to carve out its place in Congo, attacking villages and fighting for control over mineral rich areas and mines. When it became clear that the Congolese state was failing to protect its citizens, groups of affected Congolese villagers decided to take security into their own hands— they banded, armed themselves and formed the Raia Mutomboki, first in 2005 and again in 2011. This photo essay follows the Moise Kikuni faction of the Raia Mutomboki, which has since been disbanded.
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