The situation in Brazzaville was calmer today (Wednesday), with government forces now in control of the Bacongo and Makelekele areas of southern Brazzaville and a considerable reduction in the level of looting reported, humanitarian sources told IRIN. Electricity and running water supplies have been restored in the city, they said. However, insecurity remained a major concern and access to Bacongo and Makelekele was still not possible, the sources added. AFP reported today that Angolan soldiers stationed in Brazzaville had been deployed to the two neighbourhoods to stop looting by Cobra militiamen.
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