Cruz' 11-year-old resident Richard Consulta; and Ipil's Mai Mai
Colina, 12, Vernecy Colina, 13, and Antonio San Juan Arines, 20.
rebels surged from the forest and opened fire on the unarmed agents with the army's rapid intervention medical unit outside Butembo city, the health ministry said.
Caption: A child rests a weapon on his shoulder during a traditional Mai Mai
militia training in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In less than a year, Mai Mai
Cojuangco has again collaborated with Rica Lorenzo of IdAaAaAeA@e Clothing Store with a second collection of uniq and exquisite ladies' bags made in Italy.
In another incident, Indian troops assisted in thwarting a major attack on FARDC (National Army of Congo) post at Lubero by Mai Mai
rebels on November 12.
Thirteen members of the Mai Mai
militant group, which has installed itself in the eastern Congo, were killed in the city of Biakato in the South Kivu region, along with two soldiers.
In contrast, Koen Vlassenroot, in his work on Mai Mai
militias in the eastern Congo ("Magic as Identity Maker: Conflict and Militia Formation in Eastern Congo"), minimises the occult dimensions of a similar, equally heterogeneous, youth-based movement in the eastern Congo in an effort to draw out their often unrecognised political and sociological motivations and historical underpinnings.
The AU also called for the DRC government to pursue other armed elements roaming in mineral- rich eastern Congo ''Council encourages the DRC armed forces and the Intervention Brigade to pursue and intensify efforts, in order to neutralise other negative forces.'' The AU named what it termed negative forces as, Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), the allied Democratic Forces/ National Army for the Liberation of Uganda (ADF/NALU and the Mai Mai
The victims were targeted by elements of the Mai Mai
Bakata-Katanga militia in a raid on Lwela village, near Manono town in the centre of the province, according to the latest weekly report of the UN mission in the DRC (MONUSCO).
Second, they argue that their families are likely to be targeted by other local militia (FDLR rebels, Mai Mai
, or other renegade elements of the FARDC) if they are forced to leave North Kivu province.