Fear taking control in Congo
Lootings. Assassinations. A spreading sense of lawlessness. That was the alarming picture that emerged Friday from Goma, a rebel-held city in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, despite vows by the rebels to withdraw peacefully. Human rights groups said the M23 rebels who captured Goma last week were going on an assassination campaign as they prepared to leave, creating a vortex of crime and confusion.