THE WORLDPOST
02/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ugandan Rebels Rampage In Central Africa, More Than 50 Civilians Killed In Congo And Sudan

Rebels from Uganda's Lord's Resistance army (LRA) have continued their rampage through central Africa, killing more than 50 civilians in south Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo.

The attacks come after raids on Congolese villages that left up to 500 people dead in the days after Christmas. The rebels, forced from their hideouts in north-east Congo by a joint force comprising troops from Uganda, Sudan and Congo, are believed to be operating in small groups.

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