Angola reinforces troops along DRC border


“We do not know what could happen in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the results are announced. Our country has taken steps to ensure the security of our borders,” General Geraldo Sachipendo Nunda said on radio.

Nunda, the deputy to Angola joint chiefs of staff, said the measures had been planned well ahead of the July 30 elections, the central African country’s first multi-party ballots in 46 years.

“We hope for stability, but in case there are problems, we will defend our country,” he said.

Angola intervened militarily in the DRC’s latest war (1998-2003), backing the Kinshasa administration against rebels supported by Rwanda and Uganda.

Incumbent President Joseph Kabila is ahead in partial results in the elections, which aim to complete a period of political transition. ‘ AFP.

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