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Uganda Claims That Sudan Supports Rebels

Sudan is supporting rebels in northern Uganda because it wants to expand into territory of its east African neighbor, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Friday. In an interview with The Associated Press, he denied that Uganda was supporting tribal fighters in northeast Congo as a proxy in a struggle to control the region’s mineral and agricultural wealth. “We don’t support forces in the Congo. That’s rumor mongering,” Museveni said. “We have pulled our forces out of Congo completely, so we can’t be supporting those groups.” The U.N. Security Council has authorized deployment of a French-led 1,400-member international peacekeeping force in northeast Congo where about 500 people have been killed in the past month in fighting among rival tribal factions. Full Story

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