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Radicals in Ex-Rebel Group May Be Gaining Control

A battle is looming in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over who will control a key rebel group-turned-political party. How the battle plays out could determine whether the peace process remains on track. The leader of the Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie (RCD-Goma), Azarias Ruberwa, who has been one of the four vice-presidents, left the capital, Kinshasa, last week for Goma, his stronghold in the east, and then this week announced that he was suspending his participation in the country’s one-year old transitional government of national unity. But party members are divided over the decision and Ruberwa, himself, seems deeply ambivalent about the action he has taken. Full Story

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