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Congo most important Africa poll since apartheid-UN

Democratic Republic of Congo’s elections are the most important in Africa since a ballot in 1994 ended decades of apartheid repression in South Africa, the United Nations said on Saturday. Congo’s first democratic elections in more than four decades reach a climax on Sunday with a presidential run-off and polls for provincial assemblies, protected by the world’s biggest U.N. peacekeeping force and over 1,000 European Union troops. “We think these are the most important elections in Africa since South Africa in 1994,” William Swing, head of the 17,600-strong U.N. force, told diplomats and election monitors. Full Story

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