A group of Congolese look at a corpse of a suspected Ebola case being picked up on the roadside in North Kivu.
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When asked to name a long-running war somewhere the world, many people are likely to point to notorious hotspots such as Afghanistan or Syria.Fighting in Kivu, a region in the east of the vast powder-keg state of the Democratic Republic of Congo, first flared a generation ago.It developed into two full-fledged wars that sucked in countries around eastern and southern Africa, claiming millions of lives.According to the Congo Research Group, a study project at New York University, 134 armed groups are active in North and South Kivu, the region's two provinces.The authorities say the attack was the work of the Allied Democratic Forces, a group rooted in Ugandan Islamism that has killed hundreds of Kivu civilians since its creation in 1995 .It issued a warning about instability in Kivu ahead of presidential, legislative and provincial elections on Dec. 23, saying that government forces faced "multiple" attacks.
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