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Vol 50 No 3

Published 6th February 2009


Rwanda

Shotgun wedding

President Kabila's improbable deal with Rwanda could unravel and further weaken his authority in Kinshasa

Kinshasa's sudden embrace of Kigali may cause as many problems as it solves. President Paul Kagame's troops have been spearheading joint operations against the Hutu militiamen of the Forces Démocratique pour la Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) in eastern Congo and late last month, they arrested Tutsi rebel leader Laurent Nkunda in western Rwanda. In the short term, Rwanda's return to eastern Congo weakens President Joseph Kabila's position in Kinshasa, where the chorus of opposition is growing.

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