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Zambian military leaves Congolese soil after conflict resolution in Tanganyika

August 1, 2020

A delegation of inter-ministerial experts from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after days of tough negotiations, has promised to withdraw Zambian troops from the cities of Lubamba and Kalubamba in the Tanganyika province on the borders of the two countries, in line with last week’s resolution on the Congolese border conflict Page.

The Community of South African States (SADC) decided last Sunday that the cities of Kibanga and Kalubamba, which are controversial between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia, were an integral part of the first country, and gave the Zambian Army a week to evacuate shares which has occupied since last March.

After further tensions over the initial rejection of the Zambian army, the military finally agreed to give up its positions, Georges Mbala, head of delegation and representative from the foreign ministry, confirmed to the Congolese news portal Actualité.

Zambian military leaves Congolese soil after conflict resolution in TanganyikaZambian military leaves Congolese soil after conflict resolution in Tanganyika

The decision is made after civil and military experts arrived in the region two weeks ago to find a solution to this border dispute in Tanganyika province.

Last May there was tension between the armed forces of both countries. However, both countries decided to settle a dispute that has increased sporadically in the past thirty years with violent episodes in 1996, 2006, and December 2016.