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Feared warlord joins Congo’s govt. army as colonel

One of eastern Congo’s most feared militia warlords joined the national army on Saturday with the rank of colonel under a disarmament process to pacify the violent region after years of bloodshed, the army said. Peter Karim’s Front of Nationalists and Integrationists (FNI) has long been regarded as one of the main obstacles to peace in Democratic Republic of Congo’s northeastern Ituri district, racked by militia violence since a 1998-2003 war. Full Story

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