Kolingba's family, CAR mutineers take refuge in Brazzaville

Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The family of André Kolingba, presumed author of the 28 May failed coup in Central African Republic has along with some 30 mutineers, taken refuge in Congo, press reports in Brazzaville said Tuesday.
News accounts said the former CAR President's eldest son, Désiré Kolingba Nzanga (who was an MP), and other fugitives arrived in Brazzaville on 19 June from Impfondo where they had been in hiding after the coup aborted.
The accounts said Mrs Kolingba, seven of Kolingbwa's children and about 30 mutineers were still in the Impfondo hide- out, apparently waiting for the opportune moment to dash for Brazzaville.
Travellers from Impfondo were quoted as saying that thousands of civilians fleeing ethnic violence in CAR had taken refuge in the Congolese border town of Betou.
Meanwhile, the whereabouts of General Kolingba himself remains unknown.

26 june 2001 19:35:00

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