• Horrific atrocities taking place in the Kasai region of Congo, UN report reveals
  • Accounts of rebel and government troops committing rape and cannibalism
  • Witnesses recall seeing people cutting up, cooking and eating human flesh, including penises cut from men who were still alive and from corpses 
  • Group of Kamuina Nsapu militia spotted sporting female genitals as medals  
  • Conflict erupted in 2016, involving Kamuina Nsapu and Bana Mura militias and Congo’s armed force

Horrific atrocities including mass rape and cannibalism are taking place in a war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a UN report.

Testimony from the country’s Kasai region included boys being forced to rape their mothers, little girls being told witchcraft would allow them to catch bullets, and women forced to choose gang-rape or death.

Both rebels and government troops have committed atrocities during the conflict including dismemberment of civilians, according to accounts published by a team of U.N. human rights experts who said the world must pay heed.

The team investigating a conflict in the region told the U.N. Human Rights Council last week that they suspected all sides were guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Horrific atrocities including mass rape and cannibalism are taking place in a war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a UN report (file picture)

Horrific atrocities including mass rape and cannibalism are taking place in a war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a UN report (file picture)