DR Congo's Equateur governor announces end of Enyele rebellion

17:26, March 31, 2010      

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The governor of Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Jean Claude Baende, announced the end of the months old Enyele rebellion in Kinshasa on Tuesday.

Baende made the announcement in a report to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Security Adolphe Lumanu Mulenda.

"We no longer talk of the Enyele rebellion as an organized group, but just as small groups of residual elements who are searching for means of survival," said the governor.

"The province is now enjoying tranquility," he said, adding the insecurity the insurgents created three months ago by attacking boats along the River Congo had ended.

"One can now move peacefully from Kisangani (Orientale province) to Mbandaka, the headquarters of Equateur and from Mbandaka to Kisangani," he affirmed.

The Enyele insurgency, which erupted in October 2009 in Dongo, South-Ubangi district, led to the massive displacement of of local people, including 50,000 taking shelter in Impfondo in the Republic of Congo.

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