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Vol 40 No 2

Published 22nd January 1999


Central Africa's schism

Kabila is determined to fight on but his foreign backers are looking for an exit

‘Peace in our time’ was the message emerging from the 18 January Windhoek summit on the Congo-Kinshasa war. Yet sadly, President Sam Nujoma’s assurances of a new era of regional peace and the signing of a ceasefire in Lusaka within two weeks lacks much credibility. The substantive talks in Windhoek lasted just two hours, and leaders of the main rebel grouping, the Rassemblement Congolais pour la Démocratie, were excluded from the discussions again.

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