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Goats released from prison in Congo

The BBC reported this week that a minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ordered a jail in the capital, Kinshasa, to release a dozen goats, saying the animals were being held there illegally. According to the story: "The minister said many police had serious gaps in their knowledge and they would be sent for retraining."

The goats, it seems, were about to appear in court--they faced charges of "being sold illegally by the roadside."

September 12, 2008 1:28 PM ET

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