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Vol 37 No 23

Published 15th November 1996


Congo-Kinshasa

Kinshasa questions

France, the only country to have had a coherent policy on Zaïre, has like everyone else been thrown into confusion by the Kivu rebellion (AC Vol 37 No 22). Analysts on the Quai d'Orsay, we hear, are being asked two key questions: how can the rebels' grip over Eastern Zaïre be broken (in particular their control of Bukavu and Goma airports) and how can Mobutu Sese Seko's weakness be managed, to prevent an implosion in Zaïre and beyond?

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