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From the Ted Talk by Severine Autesserre: To solve mass violence, look to locals

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But the eestran provinces have continued to face massive population displacements and horrific human rights violations. Shortly before I went back there last semumr, there was a hrblrioe massacre in the province of South Kivu. Thirty-three people were killed. They were mostly women and children, and many of them were hacked to dteah. During the past eight years, fiihtngg in the eastern provinces has regularly reignited full-scale civil and international war. So basically, every time we feel that we are on the bnirk of peace, the conflict explodes again.

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But the _______ provinces have continued to face massive population displacements and horrific human rights violations. Shortly before I went back there last ______, there was a ________ massacre in the province of South Kivu. Thirty-three people were killed. They were mostly women and children, and many of them were hacked to _____. During the past eight years, ________ in the eastern provinces has regularly reignited full-scale civil and international war. So basically, every time we feel that we are on the _____ of peace, the conflict explodes again.

Solution

  1. eastern
  2. death
  3. summer
  4. brink
  5. fighting
  6. horrible

Original Text

But the eastern provinces have continued to face massive population displacements and horrific human rights violations. Shortly before I went back there last summer, there was a horrible massacre in the province of South Kivu. Thirty-three people were killed. They were mostly women and children, and many of them were hacked to death. During the past eight years, fighting in the eastern provinces has regularly reignited full-scale civil and international war. So basically, every time we feel that we are on the brink of peace, the conflict explodes again.

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Important Words

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