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video-DR Congo elections marred by fraud allegations

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been rife with disorganisation, violence and allegations of fraud.


Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Kinshasa, DR Congo.

Video--Gender issue for Egyptian political party

An Egyptian law requiring at least one woman candidate to be included on electoral lists is presenting a dilemma for the conservative salafist party Al Noor. They're willing to put up veiled women as contenders but a photograph is a step too far.

Zimbabwe women accused of raping men 'for rituals'

BBC News  "Zimbabwean police believe there is a nationwide syndicate of women raping men, possibly to use their semen for use in rituals that claim to make people wealthy.

It has taken more than a year for any arrests to be made, and on Monday three women are to go on trial in the capital, Harare, over the allegations which have shocked the country.

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In Congo Elections, Fraud Is Expected and Violence Is Feared

NYTimes.com: "On Monday, Congo is scheduled to hold presidential and parliamentary elections, only the second time in this troubled country’s history that the entire population has been able to vote. And no one here thinks it is going to be smooth.

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Violence mars DR Congo election build-up

Image via WikipediaBBC News "The final day of election campaigning in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been marred by violence in Kinshasa.

The clashes prompted police to ban final rallies, due ahead of Monday's parliamentary and presidential vote.

Police later moved in to end a stand-off with supporters of the main opposition candidate, Etienne Tshisekedi in the capital."