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Published 7th June 1996

Vol 37 No 12


Army in brief 

The army's taste of power was brief. General Ibrahim Barré Mainassara's coup of 27 January this year will be swiftly followed by the presidential elections due (inconveniently for ...

Heart of Anglo

Zinc mine development at Kipushi, mineral exploration in Shaba, metal processing at Kolwezi; these new ventures in Zaïre show how the world's biggest mining company, the Anglo- Ame...

Mutineers' mistake

Two military uprisings within a month have thoroughly destabilised the government of President Ange-Félix Patassé. On 18 May the leaders of the April mutiny, headed by Adjutant (Se...