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Vol 42 No 5

Published 9th March 2001


South Africa

Even more intelligent

The National Intelligence Agency (NIA, for domestic intelligence) is training a special investigations unit which, its critics say, could become the political police of the African National Congress. Some 40 handpicked operatives are being trained by French intelligence specialists in surveillance and forensic techniques, at a secret Defence Intelligence base on the Vaal River. The course started in early January and is due to end this month.

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