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DRC: Dozens Killed & Hundreds Displaced in Recent Days Amid Fighting in Ituri Province

HeadlineMar 06, 2018
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In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at least 79 people have been killed in recent days amid fighting in the resource-rich northern province of Ituri, which borders Uganda. The region is rich in gold, diamonds and coltan, and home to a long-running land dispute between two tribes. The fighting is part of a nationwide surge in violence as DRC President Joseph Kabila tries to hold on to power, two years past the end of his term. In January, the International Organization for Migration warned the humanitarian crisis in the DRC has reached a “breaking point,” with hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting in recent months alone.

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