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UN claims Uganda supports new Congo rebel force

[JURIST] An official for the UN Mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo [official website] accused neighboring Uganda on Thursday of harboring Congolese guerrilla fighters and violating a UN Security Council resolution [UN press release]. Uganda denied allegations that Congolese rebels were using their land to build a new political movement, but the UN has seized a document identifying a new rebel "political military" force, called the Congolese Revolutionary Movement (MRC). Under the Security Council resolution, Uganda must prevent arms trafficking to militia fighters and turn over suspected war criminals. Reuters has more.

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