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The start of the new school year was disrupted on Monday in an area of eastern DRC, due to the occupation of many schools by war-displaced people, an AFP team found.


In Rutshuru, displaced people and their children holding sticks blocked in the early morning the way to schoolchildren accompanied by their parents who were trying to reach the classrooms transformed for a few months into homes for those who fled the war.


“This is where we live because we have nowhere else to go. Now they want to chase us out of here, to go where now?” said Fabiola Nyarahabwa, a displaced person at the demonstration.