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Attackers killed in failed coup in Congo

Four attackers, including their leader, were killed in a failed coup early Sunday in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), said the DRC military spokesperson Sylvain Ekenge.

The leader is “a certain Christian Malanga, a Congolese naturalized American,” said Ekenge, adding that around 40 people involved were arrested, including Marcel Malanga, son of Christian Malanga.

The attackers raided the residence of Vital Kamerhe, the country’s deputy prime minister and candidate for president of the National Assembly, before breaking into the Palais de la Nation, where offices of DRC President Felix Tshisekedi are located, said the spokesperson.

Christian Malanga formed the United Congolese Party in 2010 and advocated the return of Zaire. In 2017, Malanga created a government in exile in Brussels, giving birth to “New Zaire.”

Famagusta Gazette