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Vol 41 No 7

Published 31st March 2000


Rwanda

Bizimungu bust-up

The ethnic coalition in Kigali looks dangerously fragile

An official of the ruling Front Patriotique Rwandais (FPR) described the resignation of President Pasteur Bizimungu as 'proof of a healthy democratic environment'. Vice-President and Defence Minister Paul Kagame, always the regime's strongman, is now the acting head of state, enlarging his own role amid what he calls 'the frailties of transition'.

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