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Vol 40 No 6

Published 19th March 1999


Congo-Brazzaville

Look in The Mirror

Who sent sent a putschist’s shopping list of arms and mercenaries, purportedly drawn up by ousted Congo-Brazzaville President Pascal Lissouba to a mass circulation London tabloid, the Daily Mirror? The claimed target of the plot, President Dénis Sassou-Nguesso, has since asked the British Foreign Office about the report. Sassou is currently fighting off two opposition militias – the Zoulous (loyal to Lissouba) and the Ninjas (loyal to former mayor of Brazzaville and Lissouba ally Bernard Kolélas).

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