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In Troubled Congo, Elections Offer Restrained Hope

Friday, Sept. 8, 2006

NAIROBI, Kenya -- "Hope" is not a word used often among political and security analysts. In the face of past violence and potential genocide, it is even more rare.

Yet analysts have used the term in recent forecasts of what lay ahead for the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country that held its first democratic elections in four decades a month ago. ...

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