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  1. ACP-EU: Kinshasa summits looks at UN goals, mortality of mothers

    One of the few Parliamentary assemblies bringing together MPs from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific will meet in the Kinshasa this week. MEPs from the European Parliament will be there to discuss issues ranging from mortality among mothers and the UN's Millennium Development Goals on poverty reduction to security in the Sahel and Sahara region of Africa. The situation of the host nation - the Democratic Republic of Congo will also be discussed.

    Mother's welfare will be discussed at the summit. Here a woman in Kambia, Sierra Leone receives an ultrasound scan - the sole hospital outside the capital Freetown where this is possible. ©BELGA