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Peacekeepers tested in Congo

The European Union said yesterday that it may send troops into the eastern part of the country. Sporadic fighting and insecurity in eastern Congo threatens to derail the fragile peace process here, nearly one year after a transitional government was established. Clashes between dissident Congolese forces and the national Army last week in Bukavu, a commercial center along the shores of Lake Kivu, raise the possibility of another brutal conflict exploding in the region. As well, foreign fighters from neighboring Rwanda threaten to destabilize the country, and United Nations peacekeepers, deployed here four years ago, have shown little ability to stop the fighting. Now the European Union is considering sending in troops. Full Story

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