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Congo nears chaos, cardinal warns

April 18, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa has warned that the situation in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo “is deteriorating day by day,” as rebel troops gain ground and “the Congolese army is in complete chaos.”

The cardinal reports that “the population is paying the price, the risk of general insecurity.” He said that the armed groups have robbed and murdered, and used their new strength to trade in the minerals from the region’s rich mines.

Editor’s note (4/24): The Fides news agency has retracted part of its reporting on which the CWN story was based; accordingly, the CWN article has been corrected.

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