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Vol 44 No 2

Published 24th January 2003


Congo-Kinshasa

Cable controversy

The worsening fighting in the Ituri region of eastern Congo-Kinshasa is undermining the peace accords signed by Rwanda and Uganda with the Kinshasa government, according to diplomatic cables seen by Africa Confidential. The cables, copies of which have been sent to several Western embassies and the United Nations headquarters in New York, accuse both Rwanda and Uganda of fuelling the fighting by delivering new weapons to local militias.

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