KIGALI, Rwanda

The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Congo (MONUSCO) welcomed the signing Friday of a peace deal between the Congolese government and the Ituri Patriotic Resistance Forces (FRPI) militia group in Gety.

The agreement is expected to bring an end to nearly two decades of insecurity in Irumu territory.

Signatories included self-proclaimed militia leader Gen. Mbadu Adirodu, Governor of Ituri Jean Bamanisa and Congolese Defense Minister Aime Ngoy Mukena.

The signing was also witnessed by DR Congo Deputy Prime Minister Gilbert Kankonde.

Though details were scarce, militias’ demands include amnesty and the release of political prisoners.

Cecilia Piazza, head

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