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Vol 41 No 20

Published 13th October 2000


Congo-Kinshasa

Dropping Kabila

Regional powers led Angola are pressuring Congo's leader to talk peace

Secret discussions between regional leaders in Kampala, Kigali, Luanda and Paris hold the best hope for peace in Congo-Kinshasa. Their common theme is growing impatience with President Laurent-Désiré Kabila and his obstruction of the peace process. Angola is now paying for most military operations in support of Kabila (including the costs of Zimbabwean and Namibian troops).

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