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Vol 48 No 7

Published 30th March 2007


A frontier affair

Old allies in Luanda and Kinshasa are at odds over their border in diamond country

A high-powered Angolan delegation visited Kinshasa on 14 March. It included Foreign Minister João Bernado de Miranda, Interior Minister Leal Monteiro 'Ngongo', Chief-of-Staff General Francisco Furtado, National Police Commander Ambrosio de Lemos, Military Intelligence Chief Antonió José Maria and Frontier Police Commander Jorge Antunes. They hoped to resolve a dispute about the claimed occupation of Congolese territory by Angolan troops. Angola's Deputy Chief-of-Staff, Gen. Sachipengo Nunda, denied that his men crossed the frontier.

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