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Vol 57 No 4

Published 19th February 2016


New danger in the Kivus

Militia violence is on the rise in the east, as is ethnic tension within the national army 

Most of the two Kivu provinces in Congo-Kinshasa's troubled east are more peaceful than they were, thanks to neither President Paul Kagame of Rwanda nor President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda providing substantial military support to any rebel group based there – or not just yet. Some nasty conflicts fester nonetheless, not least just south of Lubero in the 'Grand Nord' of North Kivu. These principally feature attacks by militia from the Nande ethnic group on Hutu villages and Hutu militia attacks on Nande villages.

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