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07 Oct 2005 description

The LRA crossed into Congo, opening a new front in the conflict.

By Blake Lambert | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor

KAMPALA, UGANDA -- The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a cultish Ugandan rebel group known for abducting and enslaving teenagers, appears determined to expand its operations into a third country, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

More than 350 rebels crossed into the country's northeast last month from Sudan for the first time in the 19-year conflict.

01 Aug 2005 description

Food aid is beginning to flow into Niger, where some 2.9 million people face food shortages.
By Abraham McLaughlin and Christian Allen Purefoy