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2014-08-07 04:21:04

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Oil of DRCongo completes analysis of first and second phase seismic campaign - Total investment in project of $75 million - Seismic results indicate c. 3 billion barrels of oil in place Oil of DRCongo, the Fleurette Group's oil exploration subsidiary, today announces an update of the interpretation of the recently processed 3D seismic surveys acquired in...

2014-07-31 12:23:58

KASENYI, Democratic Republic of the Congo, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Access to basic healthcare services remains a significant challenge in towns and villages in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Financial and other support to Kasenyi Medical Center provided by Oil of DRCongo, a Fleurette Group [http://fleurettegroup.com ] subsidiary, have given residents of the remote Province Orientale village of Kasenyi and surrounding areas a place to turn for proper...

2014-02-19 04:20:08

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleurette Group announces that its subsidiary Oil of DRCongo, has signed a formal agreement with the Governor of the Oriental Province in the North East Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mr Jean Bamanisa, to fund the refurbishment of the most critical sections of the Bunia-Kasenyi Road (14km over a total of 40km ). Oil of DRCongo will invest USD $750,000 in the road with the project expected to...

2006-06-22 07:30:00

By David Lewis BUNIA, Congo (Reuters) - Some fight in flip-flops, others hope potions will turn their enemy's bullets into water and most take little time to aim, trusting in the theory: "He who makes most noise wins." But the government soldiers, militia fighters and bush bandits in eastern Congo all have one thing in common -- an AK-47 assault rifle. "At $20 to $50 each, it's pretty easy to get your hands on an AK out here," explains a source close to the militia groups in Democratic...

2006-05-16 13:34:09

KINSHASA (Reuters) - One of the founding members of a militia group in northeastern Congo has been wounded and captured in fighting with the Congolese army, the United Nations mission in the central African country said on Tuesday. Innocent Kaina, known by his nom de guerre "India Queen," was wounded during an army operation in the jungles of Ituri district in Democratic Republic of Congo. He was evacuated by U.N. peacekeepers to the main town of Bunia where he was due to be...

2006-03-01 11:09:45

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese militiamen fighting U.N. peacekeepers and government troops are using civilians as human shields in a battle raging in the northeast of the lawless country, the United Nations said on Wednesday. With Congo's first free national elections in 40 years due in a few months, the world body has stepped up attempts to help a chaotic national army pacify the east, where rebels and militia still roam three years after war officially ended....

2006-01-23 08:59:22

By David Lewis GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - Eight Guatemalan special forces soldiers deployed as U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo were killed and five more were injured on Monday during an operation against Ugandan rebels, the United Nations said. The U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo, known as MONUC, said that for the past 10 days 80 Guatemalan soldiers had been carrying out reconnaissance operations in Congo's Garamba National Park, on the border with Sudan, looking for members of...

2006-01-23 07:29:37

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - Eight Guatemalan special forces soldiers deployed as U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo were killed and 14 more were injured on Monday during an operation against Ugandan rebels, the United Nations said. The U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo, known as MONUC, said that for the past 10 days 80 Guatemalan soldiers had been carrying out reconnaissance operations in Congo's Garamba National Park, on the border with Sudan, looking for members of neighboring Uganda's...

2005-12-25 13:02:08

By Willy Kabwe KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. and Congolese troops fought a bloody battle with Ugandan rebels in Congo's wartorn east in their latest move to restore order after the huge nation approved a postwar constitution, the U.N. said on Sunday. Thirty-five rebels were killed in the ongoing operation, U.N. military spokesman Major Hans-Jakob Reichen said. An Indian peacekeeper was killed and four compatriots injured, and three Congolese government forces were killed and 16 injured....

2005-12-25 07:45:03

By Willy Kabwe KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. and Congolese troops moved against Ugandan rebels in Congo's wartorn east on Sunday, in their latest move to restore government control after the huge nation voted in favor of a postwar constitution, the U.N. said. Since last week's referendum, which paves the way for elections by the end of June 2006, U.N. and Congolese forces have tackled militias blamed for undermining the peace process and raping, pillaging and murdering civilians in...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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