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DR CONGO / SEXUAL VIOLENCE

The US pledges 17 million dollars this week to help fight the epidemic of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The UN says that at least 200,000 cases of rape have been recorded in the region since 1996, with the true number estimated to be even higher. MONUC / FILE

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AFRICA / CLINTON WRAP

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wraps up her seven-nation Africa tour. UNMIL / MONUC

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AFGHANISTAN / ELECTION LOGISITICS

With less than a week to go until elections in Afghanistan on 20 August, election materials have been transported to all 34 provinces, and the UN-supported Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) is gearing up to handle complaints expected to arise around the polls. UNAMA

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SUDAN / CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

The UN Mission in Sudan hands over a new six-room building that will house the outpatient department of the Al Sabah Juba Children’s Hospital. UNMIS

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DR CONGO / BEMBA

The International Criminal Court orders the release of Democratic Republic of Congo ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba ahead of his war crimes trial, but was put on hold pending conditions of his release and which state would take him. FILE

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