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DRC Frees US Diplomat, Holds African Activists

Democratic Republic of Congo freed a U.S. diplomat on Monday, a day after he was arrested at a pro-democracy meeting, but the African activists detained with him were kept in custody. Kevin Sturr, an official with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s democracy and good governance program in Congo, was returned to the U.S. Embassy late Sunday night, Information Minister Lambert Mende said on Monday. Security forces made around 40 arrests on Sunday when they broke up a news...

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