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Monday, 16 October, 2000, 01:27 GMT 02:27 UK
Leaders discuss conflict in DR Congo

Countries fighting on both sides of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo are meeting today in the capital of Mozambique, Maputo.

The one-day summit is being chaired by President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa in an attempt to revive the peace accord, signed in Lusaka in 1998.

He's expected to be joined by the presidents of Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and Uganda.

The meeting comes a day after reports of further clashes between rebels and government troops in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The leader of the rebels of the Congolese Rally for Democracy, Jean Ondekane, said government troops attacked the rebel-held town of Musosa, close to the Zambian border.

There has been no word from the government side or confirmation of the rebel reports.

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