Ituri is one of the richest areas in the Congo with deposits of gold, diamonds, oil and timber. It is also home to 18 different ethnic groups, with the Hema/Gegere and Lendu/Ngiti communities representing about 40 percent of the inhabitants. Mandro Panga Kahwa, the former military chief of UPC, formed this Hema party after a dispute over leadership and military support with the UPC leader. PUSIC is dominated by a southern Hema group living near the Ugandan border and has close ties with the neighbouring country.
Party for Unity and Safeguarding of the Integrity of Congo (PUSIC)
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