KINSHASA, Sept 1 (AFP) - The UN
mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday launched
its disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programme of armed militias
in the strife-torn eastern Ituri region.
"The DRC programme was launched
as expected in (Ituri's main town of) Bunia and throughout the region,"
said Patricia Tome, spokeswoman of the mission known as MONUC.
It was done in the presence of UN and
DRC officials, as well as leaders of Ituri's armed militias, Tome said.
MONUC expressed its hope that Ituri's