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South Africa's Thabo Mbeki applauds Paul Kagame of Rwanda, left, and Joseph Kabila of the Congo

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
After 2.5 Million Killed, Hope of Peace
Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaïre) signed an agreement to end the four-year war that has killed about 2.5 million people and effectively divided one of Africa's biggest countries in two. The agreement, signed in South Africa, requires Rwanda to withdraw its troops from eastern Congo within three months. In return the Congolese government in Kinshasa would disarm the Hutu responsible for the 1994 genocide of Tutsi tribespeople in Rwanda and send their leaders for trial before an international court....

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