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Kolelas criticises Angolan military support

Kolelas said the involvement of Angolan troops enabled President Denis Sassou-Nguesso to put down last weekend’s “uprising” by young people who sought to “get rid of an irresponsible government”, AFP reported yesterday (Tuesday). “They were within a hair’s breadth of their goal but once again foreign troops came to the government’s help,” AFP quoted Kolelas as saying from the United States. Earlier, Reuters quoted Sassou’s director of public security as saying that fighters belonging to the Angolan UNITA and FLEC rebel movements, reportedly allied to the Ninja, were among those captured by the Congolese army during the clashes.

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