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Ugandan defence minister plays down peace deal

Meanwhile, Ugandan Defence Minister Amama Mbabazi has downplayed the significance of the ceasefire deal brokered by French President Jacques Chirac and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He told AFP his impression was “no new ground” was broken. Mbabazi said that while foreign countries with forces in the DRC may have agreed to a truce, that did not mean an immediate ceasefire as the war was between Congolese combatants.


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