Mugabe Office: DRCongo Summit Set for Monday in Maputo

Published November 26th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

African leaders will meet in the Mozambican capital Maputo on Monday for another round of talks on the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a spokesman for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said. 

Mugabe's office expected the summit to be attended by Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano and South African President Thabo Mbeki, as well as leaders or representatives of the six nations embroiled in the two-year-old conflict, Mugabe spokesman George Charamba said Sunday. 

Repeated summits have failed to end the war in the DRC. 

Zimbabwe as well as Angola and Namibia have sent troops to support DRC President Laurent Kabila against rebels backed by Rwanda and Uganda. 

At the last summit on November 8 in Tripoli, African leaders agreed to send a force of "neutral" African nations to the DRC to disarm rebel groups and guarantee security along the borders with Rwanda and Uganda. 

A summit three weeks earlier in Maputo yielded an agreement by the belligerent parties to pull their troops back from the front lines in their latest clashes -- HARARE (AFP)  

 

 

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