Reese Erlich reports from Kinshasa that more and more people in the Democratic Republic of Congo want President Laurent Kabila to open direct talks with the rebels fighting to overthrow him. Kabila refuses to negotiate with the rebels, insisting they're mere puppets of neighboring Rwanda and Uganda, which are fighting alongside the insurgents. Most Congolese don't want to see Kabila ousted, but the widespread economic hardship resulting from the five-month-old rebellion is fueling the calls for him to meet with the rebels.

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