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New clashes in DR Congo town

The sound of heavy artillery is again being heard out in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo town of Bunia. On Monday, an ethnic Hema militia took the town from their Lendu rivals, who now say they are trying to retake the town. The United Nations Security Council has been discussing sending more peacekeepers to the volatile Ituri district, around Bunia. France has offered to contribute troops but the Hemas say they would consider French troops as enemies. Floribert Ndjabu Ngabu, leader of the Front of Nationalists and Integrationists Lendu militia told the French news agency, AFP, that his troops had launched a counter-attack on Bunia on Tuesday. Full Story

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