The latest clashes began on Monday
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 27 (Reuters) - At least 47 people drowned when their boat capsized as they fled clashes between soldiers in
The overcrowded river boat overturned on the Ubangi River that divides the two countries on Tuesday as residents of the town of Dongo raced to flee an outbreak of fighting between the soldiers and "bandits" from a tribal militia, said the governor of South Ubangi province, Joachim Taila Nage.
Tens of thousands of Congolese fled violence that broke out in 2009 between the local Enyele and Munzaya tribes over farming and fishing rights around Dongo.
But no major incidents have been reported in recent years, and western Congo as a whole has remained mostly peaceful as violence has escalated in the east and
"The population, which remembers what happened before, became very scared and
Taila said the latest clashes began on Monday when members of an Enyele militia crossed the Ubangi from
Millions of people died in eastern Congo from conflict, hunger
(Reporting By Fiston Mahamba; Writing by Aaron Ross; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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