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Ex-rebels die of hunger in Congo

Six former rebels who were being integrated into the Democratic Republic of Congo’s army have died of hunger, the United Nations has confirmed. The ex-Mai Mai fighters were at a training camp in Kamina in the east. The UN says it has repeatedly protested that rations and payments are not reaching ex-rebels in training centres. Under the terms of the 2002 peace deal, rebel militia are being integrated into the army as the country prepares for elections to be held by June. Full Story

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