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Congo-Kinshasa: Tensions Rising As Presidential Campaigns Get Under Way

Three days into presidential election campaigns, tensions remain high in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as supporters of candidates Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba burn effigies and stone vehicles involved in the campaigns. “This tension is deliberately maintained by those who have no hope of winning the elections, who already know they have lost,” said Lambert Mende, the rapporteur of Kabila’s electoral platform, known as Alliance pour la marjorité presidentielle (Alliance for the Presidential Majority). Full Story

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