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Eastern Congolese flee, terrified, to Uganda

When Ange Seli fled eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo to escape militiamen raiding her village and bullets ricocheting through its mud huts, she didn’t spare much thought for where she was going. “I was so scared, I just ran into the bush,” the 26-year-old said, balancing an infant strapped to her back. “We got lost but then eventually found ourselves here.” Seli is one of thousands of Congolese refugees who fled across the border into western Uganda after fighting flared between Congo’s armed forces, backed by U.N. peacekeepers, and rebels led by dissident General Laurent Nkunda. Full Story

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