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DR Congo's reconciliation farm

In the east of the Democratic of Republic of Congo, former enemies are being reconciled through agriculture.

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In the district of Ituri, a pilot farm is uniting former rebel fighters, both with each other and with the community they once terrorised.

The area is still recovering from a civil war which turned the north-east into the country’s bloodiest corner. An inter-ethnic conflict between the Hema and Lendu tribes saw as many as 60,000 people killed in a bid to control the region’s vast mineral wealth.

Our team from Down to Earth went to visit this rather original cooperative farm.

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