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UN Mission Concerned At Rebel Troop Movement in the East

The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), MONUC, expressed grave concern on Wednesday about the movement of troops by the rebel Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie (RCD-Goma), in violation of the 2 April peace agreement signed in Sun City, South Africa, by all parties to end the war in the DRC. “We are greatly concerned by the movement of troops by RCD-Goma which has now positioned six brigades between Bukavu and Uvira,” Patricia Tome, reports and information office for MONUC, told IRIN. “According to MONUC military officials this represents some 10,000 men,” she added. Tome said that the 12th RCD-Goma brigade was present throughout Bunyatenge region as far as Mwenga, in violation of the Sun City accord and of an earlier agreement that the zone should be under the control of another rebel group, the Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie-Kisangani-mouvement de liberation (RCD-K-ML). Tome said that fighting was taking place between RCD-Goma and RCD-K-ML forces at Mbingi. Full Story

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