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Vol 38 No 8

Published 11th April 1997


Angola

Cabinda to Kinshasa

On 10 March, all the senior leaders of Frente de Libertação do Enclave de Cabinda-Renovada, Antonio Bento Bembe, Artur Tchibassa and Mirracio Armando N'zoulou, were thrown into gaol in Kinshasa on the orders of the Forces Armées Zaïroises Chief of Staff, General Mahele Lieko Bokungo. The General had heard that FLEC-R was providing support for rebel leader Laurent-Désiré Kabila's forces in Cabinda. FLEC-R had difficulty negotiating its leaders' release because its main contact, President Mobutu Sese Seko's cabinet chief, Professor Vinduawe te Pemako, was in Europe with his boss.

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