Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education



Front Page

World

UK

UK Politics

Business

Sci/Tech

Health

Education

Sport

Entertainment

Talking Point
On Air
Feedback
Low Graphics
Help

Friday, February 19, 1999 Published at 15:13 GMT


World: Africa

Congo rebels say they've downed Zimbabwean plane


Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have shot down a Zimbabwean fighter plane over the town of Kabalo in the south east of the country.

A rebel commander, Bob Ngoy, told Reuters news agency that the plane was shot down after it tried to attack the rebel-held town.

There's no independent confirmation of the attack.

Kabalo has been the scene of heavy fighting since the rebels captured it in October.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



Advanced options | Search tips




Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage |




Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia


In this section

Dam builders charged in bribery scandal

Burundi camps 'too dire' to help

Sudan power struggle denied

Animal airlift planned for Congo

Spy allegations bug South Africa

Senate leader's dismissal 'a good omen'

Tatchell calls for rights probe into Mugabe

Zimbabwe constitution: Just a bit of paper?

South African gays take centre stage

Nigeria's ruling party's convention

UN to return to Burundi

Bissau military hold fire

Nile basin agreement on water cooperation

Congo Brazzaville defends peace initiative

African Media Watch

Liberia names new army chief