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UN says it has retaken CAR town from rebels

– – The United Nations has said that it has retaken the town of Bambari in the Central African Republic (CAR) from rebels. The rebels had seized the town on Tuesday with the government alleging an attempted coup. The government accused the former president, François Bozizé, of joining up with armed groups in an attempt to stage a coup – something he has denied. Three of the powerful armed groups that control most of the country’s territory began advancing towards the capital along critical main roads on Tuesday ahead of…

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Children at risk in the hands of the FDLR in eastern of Democratic Republic of the Congo

By: Joseph H. Cavallaro- Vision GRAM-International     May 26, 2015 – In recent weeks, several hundred Congolese children have escaped from armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Though the freeing of children from armed groups is always a cause for celebration, there are still an estimated 30,000 children fighting with armed groups in the DR Congo. The armed rebel group that uses many of these child soldiers is the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).  They are remnants of the original FDLR that is responsible…

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