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Coup Attempt Crushed in Congo

Forces loyal to Congo’s leader crushed a coup attempt Friday by renegades within the presidential guard in fighting that sent gunfire and explosions echoing through the capital of Africa’s third-largest nation. The crisis was the second this month for President Joseph Kabila’s 14-month-old government, established to end the deadly war that ran from 1998 through 2002. Kabila, appearing on state television in a khaki uniform hours after the uprising’s leaders fled, told Congolese to brace themselves. “Stay calm, prepare yourself to resist,” he said, “because I will allow nobody to try a coup d’etat or to throw off-course our peace process. Full Story

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