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In Democratic Republic of the Congo, fear of new ethnic conflict is tangible | The Guardian

The road south from Kitchanga snakes through some stunning landscape. Over towering hills and atop narrow cliffs with vertiginous drops on either side, lush and green, villages perch precipitously on the sides of steep embankments. But don’t be fooled by the beauty. This hinterland in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has witnessed grotesque and prolific bloodletting in the ...

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Chinese Village of Wukan Locked in Rebellion Against Authorities | NYTimes.com

BEIJING — A long-running dispute between farmers and local officials in southern China exploded into open rebellion this week after villagers chased away government leaders, set up roadblocks and began arming themselves with homemade weapons, residents said. The conflict in Wukan, a coastal settlement of 20,000 people near the country’s industrial heartland in Guangdong Province, escalated Monday after residents learned ...

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Franklin Lamb: Tripoli on the Cusp | CounterPunch

Truth be told, some foreign observers, and certainly this one, having been based in Tripoli the past nearly eight weeks, have not taken very seriously occasional media predictions that Tripoli might soon be invaded by “NATO rebels” — though not by NATO country forces putting their boots on the ground. The reasons include observations that the Libyan population is increasingly ...

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