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DR Congo singer puts conflict in the spotlight

Ya Freddy escaped the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and came to the UK as a refugee. He is now a British citizen.

He talks to Tim Samuels about losing friends and neighbours during the violence, and about members of his family who have gone missing.

Watch Ya Freddy perform Sandie Shaw's Eurovision hit, Puppet on a String, tonight in the Immigrant Song Contest on Newsnight at 10.30pm on BBC Two.

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