Note: The last situation report
was dated May 23, 1997.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DROC)
In mid-October 1996, fighting broke out
in South Kivu, Zaire between the Zairian army (FAZ) and the Alliance of
Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire, led by Laurent Kabila.
The fighting caused Rwandan and Burundian refugees to flee, prompting
more than 700,000 Rwandans and 62,000 Burundians to repatriate by the end
of 1996. Hundreds of thousands of refugees also fled west, scattering
in small groups in Zaire. The fighting spread, with the Alliance