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Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo in crisis as Kabila clutches to power

The Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing one of its most violent periods in nearly two decades, a humanitarian crisis rarely covered by the media. NBC Left Field went to the Kasai region and saw alleged evidence of crimes against thousands of Congolese people. We spoke to an ex-militia leader about what led to an uprising against the government in 2017, as well as child soldiers about why they took up arms. The United Nation warns that the humanitarian situation in the DRC is at par with Iraq, Syria, and Yemen—all while the country's president, Joseph Kabila, refused to step down after his term ended in 2016. New to Left Field? SUBSCRIBE: http://nbcnews.to/2rAQzwx FOLLOW NBC LEFT FIELD: Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/2rACLSM Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsQwp Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsWUN CALL THE FIELD PHONE: ☎️ (315) LF-FIELD VISIT OUR SITE: http://nbcleftfield.com Reporter/Producer Mélanie Gouby Editor/Narrator Adam Saewitz Director of photography Joe Van Eeckhout __ ABOUT NBC LEFT FIELD: NBC Left Field is a new internationally-minded video troupe that makes short, creative documentaries and features specially designed for social media and set-top boxes. Our small team of cinematographers, journalists, animators and social media gurus aims to unearth stories and breathe creative life into current headlines. While pushing boundaries at home and abroad, NBC Left Field will also be serving as an experimental hub for NBC News style, treatment and audience engagement.