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Vol 59 No 16

Published 10th August 2018


Congo-Kinshasa

Backers and attackers

While Kabila steps down, his successor will have to cope with neighbours with agendas, and the myriad militias they support

Congo-Kinshasa's most important neighbours lie to the east: Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania, all of whom have played key roles in the country's ructions over the past three decades. The other two heavy-hitters are Angola, which borders Congo-K in the south-west, and South Africa, the biggest economy in the Southern African Development Community.

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