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Rebels After Gold in Congo

The United Nations says a Ugandan defense minister is behind a rebel group that has seized control of a large swatch of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The minister, James Kabarebe, and his group, the M23 rebels, shorthand for the March 23 Movement, could be making a play to control the region’s vast mineral resources, including large deposits of diamonds and gold. M23 has an estimated 1,500 men and has been charged with war crimes, including rapes, abductions and sexual slavery. Jonathan Rugman from Channel4 News in Great Britain reports.

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