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Democratic Republic of Congo Further Delays Anticipated Elections; Plus Black Infant Mortality Rates Highest in the US, Why?

The electoral commission in Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed yesterday that it was postponing the presidential election scheduled for this Sunday, December 23 to December 30. If the election actual happens, it would be the first democractic transfer of power since the 1960  overthrow Patrice Lumumba, Congo’s first democratically elected Prime Minister. For more We speak with Kambale Musavuli, human rights activist and National Spokesperson with the Friends of the Congo.

The United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates of any developed country and that number is the highest for black infants. For more on black infant mortality rates we speak with Samsarah Morgan, a Doula, and Director of Oakland Better Birth Foundation and author of The Birth Plan.

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