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Vol 53 No 18

Published 7th September 2012


Congo-Kinshasa

Rebels and defections

The Kivu crisis is diverting attention from other provinces where order is collapsing. In Katanga, two Republican Guard soldiers at Lubumbashi Airport were shot dead during squabbling over money, reportedly extorted from civilians. This has revived fears of new secessionist moves. President Joseph Kabila’s previously strong support in Katanga is waning.

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