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Taban men demand sh15b from Congo

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th January 2005 03:00 AM

West Nile Bank Front (WNBF) former fighters are demanding over $9m (about 15b) from the Congolese government for working as ‘mercenaries’ for the late Laurent Kabila’s government, a former fighter has said.

West Nile Bank Front (WNBF) former fighters are demanding over $9m (about 15b) from the Congolese government for working as ‘mercenaries’ for the late Laurent Kabila’s government, a former fighter has said.

By Frank Mugabi in Arua
West Nile Bank Front (WNBF) former fighters are demanding over $9m (about 15b) from the Congolese government for working as ‘mercenaries’ for the late Laurent Kabila’s government, a former fighter has said.

Capt. Yusuf Anywar of the defunct WNBF on Tuesday said Maj. Gen. Taban Amin airlifted them to Sudan after signing an accord with Kabila in 1998.

He said the force comprised about 600 fighters that Amin recruited from former fighters for the late Juma Oris in Sudan.

Anywar who led the last WNBF returnees from Congo said the Congolese government was yet to pay them for the six years they served.

According to a document, Amin’s forces fought alongside Namibian, Zimbabwe and Angola forces that were invited by Kabila to defend the territorial interests of the DR Congo.
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Taban men demand sh15b from Congo

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