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EU Troops May Intervene in Congo Conflict

They would join U.N. forces to salvage last year’s peace pact, a Belgian diplomat says. As rebels continued to battle government soldiers in eastern Congo on Monday, Belgian Foreign Minister Louis Michel sought to mediate the conflict and suggested that European troops might be deployed in a bid to save the country’s fragile peace deal. Congolese troops were battling rebels on the outskirts of Bukavu, where fighting has killed nearly 100 people in recent weeks. The combat threatens last year’s pact to end a five-year civil war, which left 3.3 million dead from the fighting and its related famine. Full Story

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