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Vol 55 No 13

Published 27th June 2014


Fighting flares in the Kivus

Both Kinshasa and Kigali have their own domestic or geopolitical reasons to keep the pot boiling over their common border

Congo-Kinshasa and Rwanda traded heavy arms fire in the second week of June in a reminder, after months of calm, of the countries' mutual suspicion and the volatility of their shared border. Serious conflict appeared imminent as troops and tanks built up in the hills just north of Goma, in North Kivu, but then faded away just as suddenly, inviting questions about political manoeuvring between Kinshasa and Kigali.

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