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Vol 45 No 21

Published 22nd October 2004


Congo-Kinshasa

Pig in a poke

Attempts to strengthen Congo's new integrated national army have met an unexpected obstacle. Five weeks' 'training the trainers' in Belgium was planned for 285 Congolese officers. But 16 (four female) promptly decamped from Elsenborn Barracks. Belgian Defence Minister André Flahaut ordered the rest on to planes home.

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