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DR Congo will not help fight LRA

The Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected Ugandan calls for a joint military operation to attack the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Top government official Antoine Ghonda said the LRA had now left DR Congo and said it was “out of the question for Uganda to send troops into the DRC”. The LRA has been active in northern Uganda and southern Sudan for 19 years. Last month, a group of LRA fighters crossed into lawless eastern DR Congo, where several militias are operating. The UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo, Monuc, said the group had left but Uganda believes some stayed behind, reports the AFP news agency. Full Story

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