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UN: Congo militia groups to lay down arms

Three main militia groups in a strife-torn eastern province have agreed to lay down their arms and allow free passage of voters in Congo’s historic elections this weekend, the United Nations said Thursday. Kemal Saiki, a spokesman for the 17,600-troop peacekeeping force in Congo, said “several hundred” fighters will join the country’s post-war army in return for disarming and allowing the Sunday vote to go ahead in Ituri province. Full Story

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