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Congo Leaders Sign Cease-Fire Deal

The government signed a cease-fire with Congolese tribal militias and local chiefs in northeastern Congo on Tuesday, part of a new bid to bring peace to a troubled corner of this vast central African nation. Uganda, whose troops control the Ituri region, also signed. But the main rebel group in the area, the Union of Congolese Patriots, did not, casting the cease-fire’s effectiveness into doubt. Union leader Thomas Lubanga said Ugandan troops still were attacking its positions. The union said 45 civilians were killed Tuesday during fighting between its forces and Ugandan troops. “The only meaningful cease-fire in Ituri needs to be between the UPC and the Ugandan army because we have real problems,” Lubanga said by satellite phone from outside Bunia. Brig. Gen. Kale Kaihura, a senior Ugandan officer in the region, welcomed the cease-fire. Full Story

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