Bakata Katanga is a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that claims to fight for the independence of Katanga Province. On March 23, 2013, more than 200 Kata Katanga rebels entered the capital of the province of Katanga. At least 35 people died before the militants surrendered to the UN. As a result of the conflict, nearly 400,000 people from Katanga live in refugee camps. Katanga is regularly engulfed by secessionist unrest dating back to 1960 when the mining province announced it was seceding from the rest of the nation, triggering a long series of wars and rebellions.
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