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Water everywhere for DR Congo city yet scarce a drop to drink

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Goma sits by one of the world's largest freshwater reservoirs and has some of Africa's heaviest annual rainfall, yet less than half of the population has access to drinking water. Duration: 02:31 Video provided by AFP


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