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Advocacy Group: DRC's Pygmy-Luba Clashes Tied to Rights Disputes

Hundreds of civilians have been killed in northern territories of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Katanga province since armed groups from the ethnic Batwa, or pygmy, and Luba communities launched attacks on one another two years ago, the United Nations reports. Dozens of villages have been burned to the ground, and tens of thousands of people have been displaced. Human Rights Watch recently interviewed survivors of one of the worst attacks, in which Luba fighters killed at...

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