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August 7, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congolese President Laurent Kabila on Thursday threatened to wage war against neighboring Rwanda, which he accused of masterminding a widening rebellion in eastern Congo, and he warned his citizens to prepare for a "long, drawn-out" struggle to defend their nation. "We must prepare ourselves to resist the aggression and finish the war in the aggressors' home," Kabila said at a news conference here in the Congolese capital.
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October 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
The U.S. ambassador to Congo has accused Rwanda and Uganda of aggression against the vast West African nation. Ambassador William Lacey Swing said in a recent broadcast on Congo's state television station that Rwanda and Uganda are guilty of "external military interference to which the country and the courageous Congolese people are being subjected." President Laurent Kabila accuses Rwanda and Uganda of masterminding Congo's two-month rebel war, which he says is a front for an invasion.
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August 9, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
With its president at a peace summit, Congo was on a war footing Saturday--broadcasting accusations against neighboring Rwanda, enlisting fresh army recruits and detaining ethnic Tutsis on suspicion of treason. Hundreds of unemployed men and women turned out at a Kinshasa military base to enlist in the army, vowing to crush the rebellion in eastern Congo and take the war to Rwanda. "We're determined to protect our country," said one young woman who refused to give her name.
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August 10, 1998 | From Reuters
President Laurent Kabila's government has accused Uganda of joining fellow neighbor Rwanda in sending troops into Congo to fight in a week-old Tutsi-led revolt. Information Minister Didier Mumengi said at a news conference Sunday that two Ugandan army columns with tanks, armored cars and trucks had crossed the border near Lake Albert in the northeast of Congo, formerly called Zaire. "These Ugandan soldiers are heading for Bunia," he said referring to the northeastern town.
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August 10, 1998 | From Reuters
President Laurent Kabila's government has accused Uganda of joining fellow neighbor Rwanda in sending troops into Congo to fight in a week-old Tutsi-led revolt. Information Minister Didier Mumengi said at a news conference Sunday that two Ugandan army columns with tanks, armored cars and trucks had crossed the border near Lake Albert in the northeast of Congo, formerly called Zaire. "These Ugandan soldiers are heading for Bunia," he said referring to the northeastern town.
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October 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
The U.S. ambassador to Congo has accused Rwanda and Uganda of aggression against the vast West African nation. Ambassador William Lacey Swing said in a recent broadcast on Congo's state television station that Rwanda and Uganda are guilty of "external military interference to which the country and the courageous Congolese people are being subjected." President Laurent Kabila accuses Rwanda and Uganda of masterminding Congo's two-month rebel war, which he says is a front for an invasion.
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August 9, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
With its president at a peace summit, Congo was on a war footing Saturday--broadcasting accusations against neighboring Rwanda, enlisting fresh army recruits and detaining ethnic Tutsis on suspicion of treason. Hundreds of unemployed men and women turned out at a Kinshasa military base to enlist in the army, vowing to crush the rebellion in eastern Congo and take the war to Rwanda. "We're determined to protect our country," said one young woman who refused to give her name.
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August 7, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congolese President Laurent Kabila on Thursday threatened to wage war against neighboring Rwanda, which he accused of masterminding a widening rebellion in eastern Congo, and he warned his citizens to prepare for a "long, drawn-out" struggle to defend their nation. "We must prepare ourselves to resist the aggression and finish the war in the aggressors' home," Kabila said at a news conference here in the Congolese capital.
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