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Expanding its presence in Africa, Chabad faces unique challenges


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/expanding_its_presence_in_africa_chabad_faces_unique_challenges_20110308

Congolese President Joseph Kabila probably had other things on his mind last week other than the celebration in his capital city of Kinshasa marking the 20th anniversary of the city's Chabad center. On Feb. 27, about 100 fighters armed with assault rifles and rocket launchers staged two simultaneous attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of them directed at Kabila's residence in an affluent neighborhood of the capital. More than a dozen people were killed, including several Congolese soldiers.

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