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US Defends Congo Event Where Diplomat Was Arrested

The United States is defending its support of an event in Congo, where an American diplomat, activists and journalists were arrested. The diplomat has been released, but activists, including some from Senegal and Burkina Faso, and a journalist remain in custody. Sunday's arrests came amid tensions in Congo over next year's presidential elections, which some fear the government will try to postpone. In a statement posted on its website Monday, the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa...

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