'Caterpillar tax': DR Congo ethnic clash sees 16 killed

'Caterpillar tax': DR Congo ethnic clash sees 16 killed
 

At least 16 people have been killed in a row over a disputed charge on the sale of caterpillars in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The larvae were being sold for food in south-eastern Katanga province.
Days of violence began when a group of Batwa, also known as pygmies, accused the Luba ethnic group of imposing an illegal levy on the sale of caterpillars and beating up vendors.
The two groups have clashed several times in the last few years.
The Batwa killed several members of the Luba ethnic group near the region of Kabalo in Katanga. The Luba then launched a revenge attack, killing at... read more

 
18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 44
Source: BBC
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