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Vol 52 No 14

Published 8th July 2011


Cabinda man arrested

The latest twist in the long dispute between Angola and Congo-Kinshasa came with the arrest in Kinshasa of Cabindan human rights activist Agostinho Chicaia in late June. Tension has been rising between the two neighbours, with a dispute over maritime oil blocks simmering as Angola deports growing numbers of Congolese from the north, aggravated by beatings and sexual assaults (AC Vol 51 No 22, At stake: oil, migrants and gemstones). There is speculation that the seizure of Chicaia is a gesture by President Joseph Kabila to appease Luanda. Angola denies ordering the arrest.

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