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Oh, dear.

These riots are a long way from where I am. Northern Katanga is south of South Kivu, and I'm now in North Kivu. No need to worry.

Problem is, these riots have to do with the issue of ethnic Tutsis and refugee return. And those are the issues at the heart of all the tension here.

Goma is perfectly fine, although the troop presence here is heavy. I'm much more worried about this than I am about my own safety.


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