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Vol 46 No 3

Published 4th February 2005


Congo-Kinshasa

Peace is pricey

Kinshasa's political chiefs will lose their incomes if they lose the elections

Logistical obstacles and political arguments surround the transitional government's decision to postpone national elections, due in June and now put off by at least six months. Commercial interests play their part as well, while senior people in Kinshasa accuse each other of corruption. Such accusations are part of the pre-election manoeuvres, as each faction, especially the armed groups represented in the transitional coalition government, defends its economic base.

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