Mukana, multiple countries
TO MATCH FEATURE CONGO-DEMOCRATIC-KATANGA.
A skull, said to be that of a Mai Mai caught and killed by angry villagers, is displayed near Mukana village, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga region, August 21, 2005. Outside the charred remains of a village, just off a dusty track, a skull has been skewered onto the end of a stick in the ground. Adorned with a white bandana and a slice of pawpaw, it strikes an absurd note. But the display has a deadly serious significance in a remote corner of Congo where a forgotten war is rumbling. Mukana is one of the string of villages in the north and centre of the southern Katanga province to have been attacked by the Mai Mai - local militiamen who were armed by the government to fight Rwandan-backed rebels during Congo's five-years war. Picture taken August 21, 2005. TO MATCH FEATURE CONGO-DEMOCRATIC-KATANGA REUTERS/David Lewis DGL/RSS/PN