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Violence casts shadow over Congo poll

Clashes between rival parties have raised tensions ahead of Congo’s election on Sunday, greatly reducing campaigning by candidates fearful of violence and underlining the dangerous role of well-armed private armies. The run-off vote between incumbent President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba is meant to be the final step in a drawn-out peace process to end Democratic Republic of Congo’s 1998-2003 war, which led to the deaths of more than 4 million people. Full Story

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