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Thursday, August 13, 1998

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  • Congo Rebellion Grows

    Fighting continues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ethnic Tutsi troops who helped President Laurent Kabila topple the former Dictator Mobutu Sese Seko last year, have now challenged Kabila’s leadership. The uprising began in the eastern portion of the Congo after Kabila reportedly ordered the Tutsi troops out of the country. Kabila claims the ethnic troops who are challenging his rule are backed by Uganda and Rwanda. Both countries have denied the charge.

  • U.S. Rocket Explodes

    An Air Force Rocket carrying a classified spy satellite for the Pentagon exploded during liftoff yesterday at Cape Canaveral. It was reportedly carrying a secret satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office with an estimated value at $1 billion. The Titan 4 is the largest unmanned rocket in the United States and has a history of disasters and accidents.

  • N.Y. Hosts Million Youth March

    The Million Youth March is scheduled to take place in New York City early next month. Organizers say they expect between 2-3 million young people from around the country to fill the streets of Harlem. At last report, the City of New York is refusing to grant a permit for the march to take place in Harlem. The lack of cooperation between the two sides has made other civic leaders and elected officials concerned about safety. While other elected officials are concerned that the controversy is overshadowing the message the march is trying to send.