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Gov’t Forces Arrest Congo Militia Leader

Soldiers arrested a warlord accused of years of atrocities in eastern Congo, where U.N. officials say rival militias have created the world’s worst ongoing humanitarian crisis, the government said Tuesday. Security officials arrested Thomas Lubanga late Saturday in the capital, Kinshasa, government spokesman Henri Mova Sakanyi said. Lubanga, who heads the Union of Congolese Patriots, is being held at Kinshasa’s notorious Makala prison, Sakanyi said. Lubanga is the latest of several militia chiefs arrested recently as Congo’s struggling government and U.N. peacekeepers attempt to bring order to lawless Ituri province, where ethnic militias terrorize and prey on the local population. Full Story

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