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Massive pillaging underway, MISNA says

[Cote d'Ivoire] President Laurent Gbagbo in his study at the presidential residence in Abidjan. November 2004.
IRIN

The missionary news service MISNA yesterday alleged that pillaging “ beyond biblical proportions” was taking place in rebel-held areas, with coffee, tea, gold and other precious minerals being removed from the country and taken to Bujumbura, Kigali and Kampala. Kinshasa-allied Chadian soldiers in the northern province of Equateur were also involved in looting, it said. Clashes took place between Chadian soldiers and Congolese government troops at Libenge on 5 March when the Congolese troops tried to prevent the Chadians from transporting stolen merchandise to N’djamena, MISNA said.

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