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Mugunga camp houses 72,000 people who've fled Congo's conflicts. (Post)
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In 1996, bodies piled up in the Mugunga refugee camp. Today, 72,000 people still live there.
Congo’s feared M23 rebels end their insurgency
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The movement ends its 20-month rebellion after U.N.-backed Congolese forces proclaim victory.
New kind of peacekeeper in Congo, this time ready to fight
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The first U.N. offensive combat force might be the best chance for peace after more than 5 million deaths.
Fighting flares for second straight day in eastern Congo
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Congo and Rwanda trade accusations amid renewed clashes between army and rebels.
Fight over genetically modified crops tears at Tanzania
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Drought-tolerant corn is off-limits as groups debate the best approach for easing hunger across Africa.
After Nairobi Mall attack, backlash against Somalis
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Key questions remain unanswered even as a murky investigation by Kenyan authorities leads to arrests.
With many missing after mall siege, Kenyans want answers
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Many are in an emotional limbo amid a search for relatives and friends who haven’t been seen since the attack.
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