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By France 24
21 May 2018 | 11:31 am
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1 Sep 2021
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4 Sep 2021
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23 Sep 2021
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3 Oct 2021
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2 Oct 2021
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1 Oct 2021
China's mining activities in DR Congo have led to protests recently in North Kivu province over working conditions, amid broader accusations of pillaging and neo-colonialist practices. Against that backdrop, we look at two fake videos that have been circulating on social media, casting Chinese activities in DR Congo in a negative light.
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