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Talks to heal Congo’s political rift advance slowly

Talks between Congo’s presidential rivals to avoid more violence before next month’s election runoff are advancing slowly, hampered by disputes over use of the media and armed forces, officials said on Tuesday. Three days of street battles late last month between President Joseph Kabila’s military commanders and troops loyal to Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba killed more than 23 people and threatened to upset Democratic Republic of Congo’s first multiparty elections in more than 40 years. Full Story

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