Congo Opposition Says 50 People Killed as Violence Persists

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Opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo claimed as many as 50 people died in clashes between police and protesters calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, as violence continued for a second day in outlying districts of the capital, Kinshasa, on Tuesday. The government put the death toll at 17, including three policemen.

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