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50,000 displaced from Dolisie

Recent fighting in Dolisie in southern Congo has forced some 50,000 people from their homes, WFP said in its latest weekly emergency report. An estimated 20,000 persons displaced by fighting between government forces and militia in the area had already arrived in the port city of Pointe-Noire, humanitarian sources said. They said insecurity was still prevalent in Pointe-Noire and blackouts were frequent. International oil companies remained operational in the city, the sources added.

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