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Vol 37 No 2

Published 19th January 1996


Congo-Kinshasa

Kasaï takes off

Diamonds and ethnic solidarity explain the prosperity in the opposition leader's province

As the grip of central government weakens, the province of Eastern Kasaï gains strength. Its new prosperity, putting it ahead of neighbouring Shaba as the nerve-centre of Zaïre’s economy, is led by men who rely on the traditions of the local Luba people and the influence of the Roman Catholic Church.

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