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Vol 51 No 2

Published 22nd January 2010


Two generals fail to make peace

The divisions in the Conseil National pour la Défense du Peuple infuriate Rwandan President Paul Kagame, as he struggles to balance the interests of rival party factions with business and political ties to senior members of the Rwandan Patriotic Front. In July, reports emerged that Chief of Defence Staff James Kabarebe had threatened to resign lest he be blamed for the mess in the CNDP. Several CNDP officers loyal to its boss, Laurent Nkunda, were then threatening to reveal how funds were embezzled during Operation Umoja Wetu, managed by Kabarebe and Congo-Kinshasa's police chief, John Numbi.

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