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Mandela and Mugabe discuss differences

South African President Nelson Mandela said yesterday (Sunday) progress had been made in bridging differences over DRC policy with his Zimbabwe counterpart Robert Mugabe. Mandela stressed the strength of the relationship between the two countries at a press conference in Harare. He however did not divulge details of the talks describing them as “sensitive”, news media reported. Mandela met Mugabe at a World Council of Churches conference.

Meanwhile, Kabila arrived in Egypt on Saturday for an official three-day visit at the invitation of President Hosni Mubarak. In preliminary talks the two men discussed the Congo conflict and other regional issues, the Egyptian news agency MENA said.


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