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Vol 52 No 15

Published 22nd July 2011


Bad fences, bad neighbours

Disputes over politics, oil and diamonds are dividing the two neighbouring governments

Relations between Luanda and Kinshasa could deteriorate sharply after a series of disputes. Angolan border police expelled about 15,000 Congolese in April and May after rounding them up across the north of Angola, according to figures from the aid agency Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli. Since early 2011, the expulsions, frequently accompanied by gang rape and other sexual assaults, have increased steeply (AC Vol 51 No 22).

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