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Raqqa, Kirkuk, Xi Jinping

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The Dictator's Games: A rare look inside Turkmenistan

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Teaching maths with holograms

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Is China exporting its pollution?

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Are female empowerment adverts actually good for the cause?

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The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

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Latest update 14/12/2011

Democracy put to the test in DR Congo

On November 28, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) held presidential and parliamentary elections for the second time in the country's history. The incumbent, Joseph Kabila, who has been in power since 2001 and won the previous election in 2006, is seeking re-election. The lead-up to the second round of the 2006 vote saw rivalling camps face off in deadly gun battles. The presidential poll will take place in a single round this time and tensions are running high.

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Six killed in failed coup attempt

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Congolese army officer jailed for rape in landmark ruling

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Congo war chief pleads not guilty of war crimes

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Congolese govt troops are raping and killing civilians, UN says

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Congo rebel commander arrested following mass rape of civilians

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UN report accuses regional armies, rebel groups of war crimes

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