2008 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Cédric Gerbehaye

Agence Vu

01 January, 2007

As soldiers of the national FARDC (Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) are paid very little, they plunder a local population already weakened by years of war. The first free elections in four decades, held in 2006, did not put an end to violence and instability in the country. With no clear winner in the presidential vote, forces loyal to the two candidates clashed, and regional unrest continued.

About the photographer

Cédric Gerbehaye

After working in Israel and Palestine, Cédric Gerbehaye made regular visits to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The resulting work, Congo in Limbo, was published in a book (Le B...

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