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Vol 42 No 5

Published 9th March 2001


Question of survival

The arrest of Colonel Eddy Kapend on 24 February disturbs the uneasy transition of power in Kinshasa. This is the man who shot the man who shot dead President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. His victim, Lieutenant Rashidi Minzele Kasereka, was the President's bodyguard; Kapend, as Chief of Staff, was ultimately responsible for the President's safety. The Colonel kept his job under new President Joseph Kabila, in close association with the Angolan officers who organised the succession.

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