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Congolese sceptical that Chinese leader will bring jobs

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Congolese awaited a visit from China's new President Xi Jinping to the impoverished Republic of Congo starting on Friday, with many expressing doubt that he will bring job opportunities with him. 

A woman sells vegetables at the Mkelekele market, south of Brazzaville, on March 25, 2013. Congolese awaited a visit from China's new President Xi Jinping to the impoverished Republic of Congo starting on Friday, with many expressing doubt that he will bring job opportunities with him.

"Let him bring work! The majority of young people here are unemployed," said Edgar, a 34-year-old carpenter in the capital Brazzaville, in an effort to be hopeful.

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