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Two Women Lynched, Set on Fire in Congo as Ethnic Tensions Flare

Two Hutu women were dragged out of a minibus, lynched and their bodies set on fire by a crowd in eastern Congo, the local mayor said Wednesday, as inter-ethnic tensions in the region surge in the wake of massacres that have killed hundreds of civilians. The crowd in the town of Butembo, which is dominated by members of the Nande ethnic group, said the two ethnic Hutu women who were traveling by minibus in North Kivu province were militants, mayor Sikuli Uvasaka Makala told local...

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