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Friday, 28 April, 2000, 15:01 GMT 16:01 UK
Congo-Brazzaville minister alleges poisoning attempt

The finance minister in Congo-Brazzaville, Mathias Dzon, has accused unidentified political enemies of trying to poison him.

He said a paralysing liquid had been injected into his clothes, while they were packed in a suitcase at the country's Maya-Maya airport earlier this month, as he travelled to Washington for an IMF conference.

The incident was discovered when his clothes changed colour: the sustance was reportedly found later to be toxic by a US laboratory.

Mr Dzon said the attempt on his life had been made by what he called certain circles of power intent on taking his job.

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