Congo: More Foreign Rebels Drop In

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Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)



October 16, 2005: Rwandan Hutu militias in the eastern Congo have turned several thousand civilians into refugees. The Rwandan Hutu group is identified as the "Rastas."

October 14, 2005: Troops had discovered at least two mass graves in North Kivu province. The graves may contain the bodies of Congolese Hutus killed in 1996 by Tutsi militias. The alleged massacres took place in October and November 1996. The Tutsi militias may have been part of a Rwandan operation intended to root out Rwandan Hutus who fled Rwanda after the genocide they commited against Tutsis in 1994.

October 11, 2005: In eastern Congo, Rwandan rebels crossed the border and murdered 15 villagers. The rebels were apparently raiding for supplies.

October 8, 2005: Prompt action by the army has forced some 400 Ugandan LRA rebels to move out of Congo, and back into Uganda.

 

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