At least 161 dead in northeast Congo in apparent ethnic clashes

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At least 161 people have been killed in a northeastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo  in the past week, local officials said on Monday, in an apparent resurgence of ethnic clashes between farming and herding communities.

A series of attacks in Ituri province has mostly targeted Hema herders, who have long been in conflict with Lendu farmers over grazing rights and political representation, although the exact identity of the assailants remains murky.

Open conflict between Hema and Lendu from 1999-2007 resulted in an estimated 50,000 deaths in one of the...


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At least 161 dead in northeast Congo in apparent ethnic clashes


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