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U.N. condemns arrests of Congo opposition members

LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo on Monday condemned the arrest of about 30 opposition members amid a crackdown on dissent by President Joseph Kabila's government.

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