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Vol 39 No 22

Published 6th November 1998


Congo-Kinshasa

Turning the tide

The rebels are winning battles and learning from Kabila's mistakes

The fall of Kindu on 12 October was a turning-point. Firstly, it demonstrated the rebels’ military superiority. The Rassemblement Congolais pour la Démocratie (RCD) deployed about 9,000 men against around 6,000 on the government side. More importantly, it showed the RCD’s strategic superiority.

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