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Vol 2 (AAC) No 2

Published 1st December 2008


Congo-Kinshasa

Nkunda's anti-Beijing card

Congo's rebel General Laurent Nkunda demands that the Kinshasa government cancels all China contracts

China’s billion dollar contracts in Congo are at the centre of a new propaganda front in rebel General Laurent Nkunda’s war against President Joseph Kabila’s government in Kinshasa. Nkunda and his Rebel Conseil National pour la Défense du Peuple (CNDP) have demanded the cancellation of all China contracts signed by Kinshasa as one of their key conditions in talks with the United Nations Special Representative and mediator, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, and the Governor of North Kivu Julien Paluku.

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