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Rebels refuse to sign merger document

The rebel Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie-Mouvement de liberation (RCD-ML) of Ernest Wamba dia Wamba has refused to sign a merger document with Jean-Pierre Bemba’s Mouvement de liberation du Congo (MLC). The two groups have been holding talks in Kampala for the past 10 days, brokered by the Ugandan government. But a spokesman for the RCD-ML, Claude Pashi, told IRIN the Ugandans were trying to “impose” the merger document on the rebels. The RCD-ML is unhappy that the document names Bemba as leader of the new joint movement, known as the Congolese Liberation Front. Bemba, for his part, told IRIN he was happy with document and rejected the notion that Uganda was imposing conditions.

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