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Expulsions mark rising tensions over resources

IRIN - October 28, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Eduardo Dos SantosAngola's "very violent" expulsion of about 200 Democratic Republic of Congo nationals from its territory this month is a sign of the increasing "bad blood" between the neighbours that analysts believe revolves around border demarcations and conflicting claims to resources, particularly oil.
Thousands flee LRA attacks in northeast

IRIN - May 29, 2009

Children in CongoFresh attacks by Ugandan rebels in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo have displaced more than 12,000 civilians, according to aid officials. The Lord's Resistance Army burned a dozen houses, stole sheeting provided by aid workers, as well as clothes. They even kidnapped some people," said Aroon Sambia, head of civil society in Dungu territory.
Bandundu: UN brings aid to Congolese deportees from Angola

MONUC - June 12, 2008

MONUCAt its weekly press conference of 11 June 2008, MONUC said that it was facilitating the transport of a UN multi-agency team to the territory of Kasong-Lunda, Bandundu province, to bring much needed emergency kits and to evaluate the humanitarian and security situation of over 20,000 Congolsese deported from Angola.
Rape on the rise in North Kivu, as fighting displaces 70,000

IRIN - February 10, 2006

Incidents of rape have risen sharply along the Kanyabayonga-Kayna road in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu Province, where fighting between the army and renegade soldiers has displaced at least 70,000 people, according to humanitarian workers.





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