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DR Congo mutiny ends UN mission

A mutiny by some 40 soldiers in Democratic Republic of Congo has led to the suspension of a joint UN-Congolese operation against a rebel group. The men, unhappy about their conditions of service, fired shots in the air and seized food rations, a United Nations spokesman told the BBC. Other UN officials say the men had fired at a UN helicopter in which a senior commander was travelling. Some 17,000 UN peacekeepers are in DR Congo to oversee elections due in June. They have been helping the Congolese army stage a series of raids against various rebel groups which continue to rampage in parts of the east. Full Story

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