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Vol 44 No 18

Published 12th September 2003


Congo-Kinshasa

Not welcome

Having arrested the former head of late President Mobutu Sese Seko's feared Garde Civile, General Kpama Baramoto Kata, Belgium can't find a country willing to take him. Baramoto was detained at Brussels airport on 27 July arriving from the United States, carrying a Congolese passport with a transit visa issued by a Portuguese consulate in the USA that did not allow him to enter the Schengen Zone, Europe's 15-state area of free cross-border movement of people.

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