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New radios in DRC help fight militia

2011-11-09 07:40

Nairobi - New radio towers are being installed in Africa's remotest jungle, where US special forces are helping to hunt militants from the LRA militia group.

Adam Finck with the aid group Invisible Children said on Tuesday that the radio towers will let villagers in Congo quickly raise the alarm about militant attacks. Previously it could take days or weeks for news of a massacre to seep out.

The US government says the group's new website is an innovative tool in the fight against the Lord's Resistance Army. Twenty-five communities in Congo now have radio towers and 12 more are scheduled to be put up by Invisible Children.

The LRA is carrying out attacks in Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic.