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Vol 50 No 9

Published 1st May 2009


Angola

An offshore imbroglio

The two countries set up a joint commission to resolve long-standing border rows

Grievances have arisen between Angola and Congo-Kinshasa about their borders - offshore and onshore. Kinshasa's Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito and ministers Célestin Mbuyu (Interior), Alexis Thambwe Mwamba (Foreign Affairs) and René Isekemanga Nkeka (Hydrocarbons) met Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos and Prime Minister António Paulo Kassoma in Luanda on 21 April and agreed to set up a joint technical commission to discuss the maritime border, which will meet in May.

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