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Beni — Fifty-two inmates at a prison in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) city of Bunia have starved to death this year because of insufficient government funding, the UN and local authorities said.

The DRC’s jails are among the world’s most overcrowded, according to the UN, with inmates living in squalid conditions on meagre rations. The Bunia prison operates at nearly 500% of capacity, UN figures show...

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