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Congo street children left out of mining boom

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Congo is Africa's top producer of copper and a national mining boom has fuelled annual GDP growth of nearly 8 percent for five years, one of the highest rates in the world, according to the International Monetary Fund. But aside from Kinshasa's moneyed downtown, most of the city's 11 million people live crammed into neighbourhoods where rubbish piles up in alleyways and many residents fear being left behind. None are more vulnerable than street children, who are known as "shegues".

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