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Namibia appeals for peace

Namibian Prime Minister Hage Geingob, whose country has sent troops to support Kabila, appealed on Wednesday for a peaceful solution to the conflict. “We have meagre resources... We support efforts for peace,” he said at a press conference at Dar es Salaam airport. The Namibian defence ministry confirmed to IRIN on Wednesday that three soldiers had so far lost their lives since the start of the intervention. A defence ministry spokesman said one of the soldiers had died of malaria “early on in the campaign” and that two others had died late last week in an attack on the eastern rebel-held town of Moba. The spokesman gave no further details and said he could not disclose the number of troops Namibia had sent.

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