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Vol 45 No 17

Published 27th August 2004


Transition on hold, again

A massacre in Burundi threatens the power-sharing government in Kinshasa and peace in the region

Congo-Kinshasa's transition to normality ground to a halt on 23 August, when the Rassemblement Congolais pour la Démocratie-Goma 'temporarily' withdrew from the transitional government in Kinshasa. The RCD-Goma's Vice-President in that government, Azarias Ruberwa, cited bad faith by President Joseph Kabila's Parti du Peuple pour la Reconstruction et le Développement and the gruesome massacre of 163 refugees, most of them Congolese Tutsi, in a camp in Burundi on 13 August.

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