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DRC Senate Changes Controversial Electoral Bill

The Democratic Republic of Congo's Senate has revised an electoral bill that triggered violent protests in which at least a dozen people were killed. Opponents said an earlier version of the bill, passed by the lower house of parliament, would allow President Joseph Kabila to stay in office for years by postponing elections until a national census was completed. The Senate bill, unveiled Friday, excludes the census requirement and says efforts to update the voter list must respect...

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