People walk near burning debris during protests in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
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Congo authorities swept through the southeastern mining hub of Lubumbashi Thursday making dozens of arrests, local activists said, after at least 34 people died in protests against President Joseph Kabila.Human Rights Watch said Thursday that security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo had killed at least 34 people during protests this week against Kabila, who stayed in power despite his mandate running out Tuesday with no fresh election organized.As the state's legitimacy weakens, simmering conflicts are flaring up between armed groups in this vast, forested country of 70 million people and more than 200 ethnic groups.At least six people were killed and 150 wounded this week in clashes between Pygmies and Bantus in southeastern Congo, a local activist said.
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