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2012-03-15 16:01:40 Fighting Kony With Beer, Spy Planes and YouTube [IRIN] Limayi - It is just before noon in the village of Limaye in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Half a dozen empty beer bottles lie scattered at the feet of five Congolese soldiers lounging in easy chairs beneath a mango tree. A freshly opened bottle is propped-up against an automatic assault rifle lying in the dust.

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Thursday, 07-30-15, 15:05Joseph Kabila Forever - the Dangers of an Extended Presidency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo[HRW] Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo - Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, faces a historic choice: Does he step down when his constitutionally limited two terms in office come to an end in December 2016, or does he succumb to the delusion of indispensability that is making the rounds in parts of Africa and try to cling to power?
Thursday, 07-30-15, 14:57Côte d'Ivoire - Extortion By Security Forces[HRW] Dakar -Extortion by security forces at checkpoints remains an acute problem in Côte d'Ivoire four years after President Alassane Ouattara's government promised to end it, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ivorian government should reinvigorate its efforts to fight checkpoint extortion, which undermines the freedom of movement and property rights of drivers and residents in Côte d'Ivoire.
Thursday, 07-30-15, 14:45Libya - Flawed Trial of Gaddafi Officials[HRW] Beirut -The trial in which 32 Gaddafi-era officials were convicted on July 28, 2015, of serious crimes during Libya's 2011 uprising was undermined by serious due process violations, Human Rights Watch said today. Libya missed an important opportunity to deliver justice in the post-Gaddafi era.
Thursday, 07-30-15, 14:09ANC Alliance 'Has Power As Strong As God's'[News24Wire] ANC KwaZulu-Natal chair Senzo Mchunu on Thursday compared the power of the party and its alliance to that of God.

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