People fleeing, loaded with belongings of all kind, were legions. They sure did not know when it would end. CNDP soldiers were on the street and men kept whispering : “There are a lot of bodies”.

There were two bodies lying on the ground, a lonely old man came to show us five other bodies, in a hut. They were covered with sheets. Only a foot or a hand could be seen, sometimes. Another man appeared from the lifeless area. He opened some doors which were sealed with brand new shiny lockers. And other bodies were to be found, again and again.

It was time to go, I don’t know why. But I should have kept on recording every hand, every foot, every shape we could have found, till the light completely disappeared.”

A military campaign in October and November 2008, led the CNDP (Congress National pour la Défense du Peuple) forces of Laurent Nkunda to the doors of Goma and left the governmental and the United Nations peacekeeping forces more discredited than ever. Gen. Laurent Nkunda was arrested on the 22nd of January 2009 along the Congolese-Rwandan border, after resisting. He lives now in Kigali under house arrest.

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