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FULL CEREMONY: Rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba at his swearing in as a Vice President

A Wavering Peace
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO New doubts were cast on the peace process when rebel ministers in the new power-sharing administration refused to swear an oath of loyalty to President Joseph Kabila at a ceremony in Kinshasa, and fresh fighting broke out in the eastern Ituri region. Earlier, the leaders of two main rebel groups were sworn in as Vice Presidents, raising hopes that the transitional government, set up under a peace deal agreed in April, might bring a permanent end to the five-year civil war. However, on Friday the rebels said they would recognize...

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