Effacer le tableau
Effacer le tableau (French pronunciation: [efɑse lə tablo], literally "erase the board" or "clean the slate") was the operational name given to the systematic extermination of the Bambuti pygmies by rebel forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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|Effacer le tableau|
|Part of Second Congo War and Violence against pygmies|
|Location||North Kivu and Ituri Rainforest, Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Date||October 2002 to January 2003|
|Genocidal massacre, Ethnic cleansing, cannibalism, war rape|
|Deaths||60,000 to 70,000|
(40% of the Eastern Congo's Pygmy population killed)[N 1]
|Perpetrators||Movement for the Liberation of Congo (Jean-Pierre Bemba)|
|Motive||Territorial conquest of the North Kivu province of the DRC|