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More important causes of the fighting, she said, are land rights and the status of the refugees and militias from neighboring Rwanda who flooded into eastern Congo in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
"The fight is not a fight over the minerals," said Laura Seay, an assistant professor of political science at Morehouse College in Atlanta, who studies and visits Congo. "The minerals are used to fund some of the fighting, but it's not a fight for control of the mines."