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Vol 39 No 16

Published 7th August 1998

Another Congo crisis

New claims emerge that the UNHCR financed arms shipments to Mobutu's soldiers

As a new rebellion from the east gets under way in Congo- Kinshasa, more questions are being asked about the role of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the 1996-97 conflict - specifically, the UN agency's financing of supply flights to Mobutu Sese Seko’s forces in eastern Zaïre after the outbreak of the civil war in September 1996.

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