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MISNA - October 13, 2005 1:49 PM

Following the broadcasting of messages inciting hate and violence in Rwandan' style - where the radio had a decisive role in the 1994 genocide - the United Nations peace mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) suspended its collaboration with a radio television network of Lumumbashi. These intents to incite murder and threats to the integrity of the country are unacceptable, stated to the press this morning from Kinshasa the information representative of the MONUC, Kemal Saiki. MISNA sources refer that the episode caused serious concerns for the international mission. In a move to repair, at least in part, Radio Okapi - heard throughout DR-Congo - reports that the local government of Lumumbashi is attempting to minimise the danger of the messages aired in the past days, which indicated some people as bats to be eliminated.


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