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200 killed in DR Congo since mid-July: tribal militia official

More than 200 civilians have been killed in the last six weeks in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region wracked since 1999 by ethnic violence, a tribal militia official said. “There have been more than 200 deaths among the civilian population since mid-July,” said Saba Rafiki, from the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC), the dominant armed group in the region representing the minority Hema community. Officials from the United Nations — whose peacekeepers officially took over from a French-led European Union force in the Ituri province on Monday — were unable to confirm the report. Full Story

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