STORIES: République démocratique du Congo: M23- a region under siege: M23- Kivu: a region under siege

Africa, R.D.C.- North Kivu, Goma. Ndosho quarter, right on the outskirts of Goma. A Maibobo (a street child) is caught stealing a small radio from a group of students. Two men from the FARDC beat the boy with tremendous violence before the eyes of an awestruck crowd. The city of Goma, besieged by the rebel M23 forces, is the victim of a climax of military anarchy. The population accuses the government forces of looting, abuse of power, violence, rape and murder. 12th October 2012.©Marco Gualazzini/Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography Recipient 2013.
M23- Kivu: a region under siege

Africa, R.D.C.- North Kivu, Goma. Ndosho quarter, right on the outskirts of Goma. A Maibobo (a street child) is caught stealing a small radio from a group of students. Two men from the FARDC beat the boy with tremendous violence before the eyes of an awestruck crowd. The city of Goma, besieged by the rebel M23 forces, is the victim of a climax of military anarchy. The population accuses the government forces of looting, abuse of power, violence, rape and murder. 12th October 2012.

©Marco Gualazzini/Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography Recipient 2013.