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U.N. Deploys Attack Helicopters in New DR Congo Unrest
2012-11-18
[An Nahar] U.N. peacekeepers deployed attack helicopters in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo or Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material...
Saturday to support the country's army in fresh festivities with rebels, as the Security Council prepared for an emergency session on the crisis.

La Belle France said it had called the meeting of the 15-nation Security Council for 3:00 pm (2000 GMT) to address the violence, which Kinshasa said was being sponsored by neighboring Rwanda.

Earlier Saturday, fresh fighting broke out between DR Congo troops and the M23 rebels near a displaced persons' camp in North Kivu, the volatile eastern province that borders Rwanda and Uganda.

It was just the latest clash between the army and the rebels of the M23 group, composed of ethnic Tutsi army mutineers, this week.
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