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UN investigates DR Congo massacre

05-03-2010 14:38 BJT

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United Nations aid chief John Holmes is visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate recent massacres in the region.

The local government reports the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels killed 100 people in February in the latest in a series of massacres in Congo's remote northeast. So far, Ugandan rebels have forced 300 thousand people from their homes. The death toll since December stands at 400.

As the 50th anniversary of Congo's independence approaches, President Joseph Kabila wants the U.N. to pull out its peacekeepers, known as MONUC. But, Holmes worries it would worsen the security situation because the country's army hasn't been able to restore law and order.

John Holmes said, "We are worried by the prospect of a rapid or premature withdrawal of MONUC, because MONUC is very important for our activities in the sense of providing stability, providing security for the humanitarians, providing protection of civilians, they have a very important role in doing that."

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CCTV.com

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