Congo (DRC)

    The UN has appealed for the release of 90 children, who it says are being held by Ugandan rebels in north-east Democratic Republic of Congo. UNICEF said it was concerned the children, seized from two schools last week, would be forced to fight. The UN agency for children said a village chief had also been kidnapped, and at least three people killed. The LRA has led a rebellion for more than 20 years which has left some two million people displaced. UNICEF said 50 children had been seized in a primary school in Kiliwa and 40 others from a secondary school in Duru. (BBC)

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