Last updated: 29 november, 2010 - 16:24 GMT

DR Congo's resources being traded by military

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A United Nations report on violations of the arms embargo in the Democratic Republic of Congo widely implicates top commanders within the Congolese army.

The report by a group of experts mandated by the United Nations says criminal elements within the army are an important cause of insecurity and conflict in the eastern part of DR Congo.

It names top army commanders who are involved in the illegal trade of minerals or who collude with armed groups rather than chasing them.

BBC Focus on Africa's Sophie Ikenye spoke to our correspondent Thomas Fessy on the line from Nairobi.

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