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06 Oct 1997 description
report Associated Press

KINSHASA, Congo (AP-Dow Jones)--The United Nations refugee agency began
pulling its staff out of eastern Congo on Monday, three days after being
expelled by the Congolese government.



'We're leaving with all deliberate speed,' Pierce Gerety, regional director of
operations for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, said in Nairobi, Kenya.

Gerety said nine staff members had flown out of Goma, a town in eastern Congo,
to Kenya on Monday.

Six more staff members - including two from other agencies who are currently
27 Oct 1996 description
report Associated Press

GOMA, Zaire (Oct 27, 1996 01:25 a.m. EDT) -- Attackers believed to be Rwandan soldiers ambushed a Rwandan refugee camp on Saturday, killing at least four people, wounding hundreds and setting off a stampede of more than 200,000 people.

16 Sep 1996 description
report Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Zairean troops beat up two U.N. staffers after television reports claimed that U.N. agencies were helping armed Rwandan soldiers infiltrate the country, U.N. sources said Monday.

08 Sep 1996 description
report Associated Press

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- A bus full of relief workers hit a land mine as it traveled to a camp for Rwandan refugees in eastern Zaire, killing two people and injuring 34, relief groups said Sunday.