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Kabila threatens strong-arm tactics

Joseph Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Wednesday called on insurgents in the east of the country to lay down their weapons and surrender to a military tribunal. In an attempt to allay international concerns about the risk of renewed war in the region, he said in an interview that the rebels would be “crushed” if they failed to comply. He also called for more United Nations peacekeeping forces. The 33-year-old Major-General Kabila, who came to power following the assassination of his father – the then head of state – in 2001, said he had ordered thousands of troops to the east of the country to “pacify” the region and reassert the authority of a year-old power-sharing government.Full Story

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