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Journalists Killed in 1998 - Motive Unconfirmed: Belmonde Magloire Missinhoun

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1999
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1998 - Motive Unconfirmed: Belmonde Magloire Missinhoun, January 1999, available at: [accessed 19 January 2018]
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La Pointe Congo
September 3, 1998, in Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Missinhoun, owner of the independent financial newspaper La Pointe Congo, was last seen when he was arrested shortly after a traffic accident with a military vehicle in Kinshasa and transported to an unknown location. Police investigations into the journalist's disappearance have yielded no results to date. Missinhoun, who is originally from Benin, has lived in Kinshasa for approximately 30 years. La Pointe Congo has not published since the fall of president Mobutu Sese Seko. It is feared that the journalist, who had close ties to the Mobutu regime, has been killed.

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