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    In tonight’s edition: The US calls on authorities in Eswatini to hold back on the use of deadly force after pro-democracy protesters say several people have been killed in a crackdown on rallies. Also, as DR Congo marks its 61st independence anniversary, we speak to author and researcher Séverine Autesserre. She believes the country’s hopes for a more stable future could be shaped by communities who have already successfully flipped the script on peacebuilding. And we take a closer look at power cuts in Ivory Coast.

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    Eswatini, officially the Kingdom of Eswatini, sometimes written in English as eSwatini, and formerly and still commonly known in English as Swaziland, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Mozambique to its northeast and South Africa to its north, west, and south.

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