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Opposition MP shot dead in DR. Congo: police

Gunmen shot dead an opposition lawmaker in Kinshasa in the latest violent episode ahead of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s weekend elections, police said Wednesday. Marius Gangale of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo was attacked as he was stuck in a traffic jam late Tuesday, Kinshasa police chief Jean de Dieu Oleko told AFP. “We have opened…

DR Congo rape victims to get $3.5 million from the European Union

KINSHASA — The European Union will provide 2.5 million euros ($3.5 million) to help care for rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo under an agreement signed Monday. The cash will go towards “appropriate medical care” for victims of sexual attacks in the east of the country, the EU…