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Zulus (Congo Brazzaville)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 58
Country: Congo Brazzaville
Date formed: Jan. 1, 1994
Details of Formation: May 1993, Lissouba won elections. His two opponents set up their own militias; Lissouba, now President, put together his own militia. Israeli company provided training with likely Israeli military approval.
Date dissolved: Oct. 24, 1997
Details of Termination: Lissouba ousted by force in 1997, whereafter he established a new rebel militia (Cocoyes)
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister
Training and Equipment no information
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government; foreign support
State Sponsor(s): Israel
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; unemployed; adolescents; children
Location: Brazzaville, Aubevillet, Loudima
Force Strength: [unknown, 2500]
Target(s): rebels, insurgents, or other armed group; ethnic group
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious leader(s)
Other Information: fight the militias of Lissouba's two rivals: his Prime Minister Kolelas and former President Nguesso. The respective militias took on ethinc shades and turned Brazzaville into a war zone. aka Zoulous