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Vol 39 No 8

Published 17th April 1998


Secrets and splits

The main armed opposition, the Conseil National pour la Défense de la Démocratie, has split. On 22 March, its Conseil de Guerre Général Populaire (Popular General War Council) under 'Colonel' Jean-Bosco Ndayikengurukiye suspended leaders including CNDD Vice-President Christian Sendegeya (Tutsi). Though CNDD boss Léonard Nyangoma and Ndayikengurukiye suspended the purge itself on 7 April (apparently amid fears for the CNDD’s image) they acknowledged the CNDD was undergoing 'reorganisation'. Sendegeya fled to Denmark and refused to return.

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