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19 06 14 AfricanArguments – The Mutarule massacre: conflict from below in eastern Congo – By Kris Berwouts

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On the evening of Friday 6th June, at least 33 unarmed Congolese civilians were killed in and around the village of Mutarule, on the plains of the Ruzizi river, 9 km from Sange, between Uvira and Bukavu. The Minister of Communication and spokesman of the Congolese government, Laurent Mende, called the incident a revenge attack by the community of a cattle herder killed during an attempt to steal cows belonging to another farmer. The victims (8 children, 17 women and 8 men) belonged to the ethnic community of the Bafuliru.

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