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What does RPA stand for?

RPA stands for Rwandan Patriotic Army

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1) In a classic maneuver made up of equal parts speed, surprise, and audacity, a small force of Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA) and Ugandan People's Defense Force (UPDF) troops under the command of RPA Colonel James Kabarebe commandeered a civilian airliner and flew over 1,000 miles from Goma in the far east of DRC across the Congo River basin to seize Kitona Airfield near the Atlantic coast and then threaten the capital of Kinshasa.
The 34-member UN team under Cote's direction found evidence that the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA) and their rebel allies at the time -- known as the AFDL -- used hoes, bayonets and axes to butcher Rwandan and Congolese Hutus, often rounding them up beforehand.
The UN noted in its 2001 report, The Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources in the Congo that: "The consequences of illegal exploitation have been twofold: (a) massive availability of financial resources for the Rwandan Patriotic Army, and the individual enrichment of top Ugandan military commanders and civilians; (b) the emergence of illegal networks headed by either top military officers or businessmen.
KIBUNGO, Rwanda - The young Hutu boy looked lost and confused as a tall soldier of the Rwandan Patriotic Army ambled over, hit him on the back with a stick and told him to keep up with the flow of 300,000 refugees streaming past toward their homes Dec.
The 34-member UN team under Cote's direction found evidence that the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA) and their rebel allies at the time -- known as the AFDL -- used hoes, bayonets and axes to butcher Rwandan and Congolese Hutus, often rounding them up beforehand.
The acts allegedly involved a coalition of the Rwandan Patriotic Army (APR) of Tutsis and a Congolese force, the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo (AFDL), led by Laurent-Desire Kabila.
According to Colette Braeckman, the Congo expert of the Belgian daily, Le Soir: "President Kagame always stresses that his troops are in Congo to disarm the Interahamwe, but at the same rime observets are concerned that the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA), occupying the eastern Congolese provinces of North Kivu and South Kivu for five years now, have not really engaged in any serious fighting with those militias.