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several dozen militaries in Bakata Katanga

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Bakata Katanga phenomenon continues. On a regular basis, these militiamen with a presumed separatist tendency are making intrusions in some cities in the former province of Katanga. They claim that they are fighting for the restoration of the independent state of Katanga, which was proclaimed in July 1960. Several dozen of them were arrested in April by the police with the help of the population. Imprisoned in a barracks in Lubumbashi, 82 soldiers from two different…

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