The Sinister Second Congo War

Also known as the African World War, it was the deadliest conflict since WWII

Congolese Soldier (FARDC). By MONUSCO Photos — FARDC-Kibumba-04, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons.

TThe Second Congo War (1998–2003) had one of the most convoluted webs of alliances in history. Nine African countries were officially involved in the war, but over 25 armed groups fought against each other, constantly changing sides and killing their former allies.

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