Ugandan forces have begun leaving the troubled north-east Ituri region in the Democratic Republic of Congo a day later than scheduled. The BBC’s Will Ross in Bunia says some 650 soldiers have now flown home along with miltiary hardware and ammunition, but this remains a small fraction of the more than 6,000 soldiers stationed there. United Nations peacekeepers continue to land in Bunia. However, only 200 have so far arrived, raising concerns that without the Ugandan troop presence a power vacuum may emerge. The volatile area has been the scene of long-running clashes between ethnic militias in which thousands have died and been displaced. Full Story
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