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Violence flares in eastern DRC

Militia fighters clashed with army units in the Republic of Congo’s volatile east, forcing at least 2 000 people to flee, officials said on Friday. The fighting erupted on Monday and continued until Wednesday in Bweremana, about 25km from the eastern city of Goma, army commander General Obedi Rwibashira said. It was not clear what sparked the clashes between traditional Mayi Mayi militiamen and army units comprised mostly of soldiers from the former Rwandan-backed rebel group Rally for Congolese Democracy. Full Story

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