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Africa

Congo Prepares for First Free Elections

man in front of white boardCongo is one of the most resource rich countries in the world, but it is also one of the poorest economically. Many people are unemployed or they work for small compensation mining for industrial grade diamonds. The upcoming elections, in which 33 people will battle for presidency and another 5,000 for the 900 seat parliament, are seen by many as way to change the current situation for the better. Many people are simply to disillusioned to believe that the elections will change anything.


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