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Vol 43 No 12

Published 14th June 2002


Congo-Brazzaville

Who's who in Sassou's Congo

Northerners control the army, many are ex-Cobras, President Denis Sassou Nguesso's militia of the mid-1990s civil war. Commanded by the respected General Gilbert Mokoki, the military is still somewhat fractured; Sassou has quietly built up his strongest allies, the 1,000-plus Angolan soldiers who have been discreet but effective in Pool.

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