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Vol 44 No 11

Published 30th May 2003


Congo-Kinshasa

Un-rapid reaction

Fighting is worsening in the north-eastern Ituri Province but plans for a 2,000-strong rapid reaction force are embroiled in United Nations and European Union bureaucracy. The proposed French-led force with a tough peace-enforcement mandate faces diplomatic opposition from Rwanda, which says the French role would 'not be appropriate'.

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