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Ntaganda Mutiny Shatters Tenuous Peace in Eastern Congo

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

RUBAVU COUNTY, Rwanda -- Like most of those seeking refuge at the Nkamira Transit Center, Queen Maombi has a harrowing tale of escape from her native Democratic Republic of Congo.

Maombi, 34, is one of nearly 9,000 Congolese that have overwhelmed this temporary camp since April, when a fresh wave of violence hit eastern Congo’s long restive North Kivu province. Like Maombi, nearly all of the new arrivals are Congolese by birth but ethnically Rwandan -- a distinction that effectively branded them enemies of the state following a mutiny against the Congolese army by soldiers loyal to Gen. Bosco Ntaganda, a Rwandaphone Congolese of Tutsi descent. ...

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