Congolese rebels brought into the country's army under a peace deal are looting, raping and killing the civilians they are meant to protect, UN military commanders told security council officialstoday.
The failure of integration threatens attempts to bring peace to eastern Congo. The mineral-rich region has been torn apart by violence since Hutu militias who carried out Rwanda's genocide fled there almost 15 years ago.
Congo's violence has previously sucked in half a dozen of its neighbours, destabilising central Africa. More...
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