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East African Community agrees on regional force to try to end Congo unrest

East African Community agrees on regional force to try to end Congo unrest

HEREWARD HOLLAND THE seven countries of the East African Community (EAC) have agreed to set up a regional military force to try to end decades of bloodshed caused by militant activity in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya said. Despite billions of dollars spent on one of the United Nation's largest peacekeeping forces, more than 120 rebel groups continue to operate across large swathes of east Congo almost two decades after the official end of the central African country's civil wars The EAC, which Congo joined last month, called on local armed groups to join a political process to resolve…
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