by Gregory Warner
Jan 5, 2013 (Weekend Edition Saturday) — One of the hard things to tell about the ongoing conflict in Eastern Congo is whether it is an ethnic war or a mercantile battle for resources. The Tutsis, an ethnic minority in Congo, have been at the center of the conflict for the past 20 years. Some support the M23 rebel group because they say it offers them protection, but others say the M23's only interest is controlling mineral wealth.
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