Congo was in the news this week for reaching a sad milestone - over 5 million Congolese killed in the last decade. Photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale shared pictures with msnbc.com of his work covering 10 years of conflict and humanitarian crisis in that country. Check it out and tell us what you think: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22781603/
The Democratic Republic of Congo, a vast and mineral-rich nation in the center of sub-Saharan Africa, has also been the site of one of the most deadly conflicts since World War II. More than 5.4 million people have died from war-related causes since the country was plunged into conflict in 1998 - despite a peace accord in 2003- according to a new study by the International Rescue Committee.