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Congo's army battles militia near capital of mining province

By Reuters | Tue, 7 Jan 2014 19:02 PM
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KINSHASA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Congo's army fought gun battles on Tuesday with a separatist militia just 30 km (19 miles) from Lubumbashi, capital of the copper-rich Katanga province, the provincial governor told Reuters.

Although Katanga has been spared most of the rebellions that have simmered in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the last decade, the area, home to some of the world's largest copper ...

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