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DRC Frees Musicians Arrested at Pro-Democracy Event

Seven Congolese musicians detained during a raid on a pro-democracy meeting were released Thursday, a day after four foreign activists accused of fomenting unrest were expelled, the Kinshasa government said.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s security forces arrested about 40 people — including musicians, journalists and a U.S. diplomat — last weekend at a news conference organized by a local youth group in the capital.

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