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Congolese vote to end war and exploitation

Millions of Congolese voted on Sunday in a presidential election they desperately hope will end decades of war, pillage and kleptocracy and open a new chapter of reconstruction in the mineral-rich but destitute nation. International monitors and the United Nations reported that the run-off vote pitting incumbent President Joseph Kabila against former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba went smoothly except for a handful of incidents, including the death of two rioters. The governor of northern Equateur province told Reuters Bemba supporters destroyed a polling station in the town of Bumba after alleging a ballot box was stuffed with Kabila votes. Full Story

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