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Vol 38 No 5

Published 28th February 1997


Cape town crisis

President Mobutu Sese Seko and his government may believe that the negotiations in Cape Town with Alliance des Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Congo-Zaïre officials are the best chance to stave off more rebel victories. But for AFDL leader Laurent-Désiré Kabila, the negotiations – presided over by South Africa's Deputy President Thabo Mbeki and United States Assistant Secretary for Africa George Moose – offer little more than space on the international stage while his forces score more successes.

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