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Africa Seeks Rwanda, Zimbabwe Pullout From Congo
Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2002

LUSAKA (Reuters) - African leaders started talks on Wednesday to end war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and diplomats said the summit was piling pressure on Rwanda and Zimbabwe to withdraw their armies from the former Zaire.

Six African states have troops in the war dubbed Africa's World War One, but the diplomats said the two had the biggest deployment, and that a firm commitment was needed from Rwanda's Paul Kagame and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe to implement a peace deal.

Rwanda has over 20,000 troops in the Congo while Zimbabwe has deployed around 15,000 troops, they said. MORE

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