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Vol 38 No 5

Published 28th February 1997


Congo-Kinshasa

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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