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2006-03-19 10:57:22

By Alberto Dabo SAO DOMINGOS, Guinea Bissau (Reuters) - Guinea Bissau troops used rockets and mortars at the weekend to bombard southern Senegal separatist rebels in a border zone, killing at least one of the rebels, an officer said on Sunday.

2006-01-26 08:10:00

By Daniel Flynn DJIBONKOR, Senegal (Reuters) - Legend has it that the Bainouk people of southern Senegal were cursed by a tyrannical king, who with his dying breath condemned them to wander in poverty forever.

2006-01-23 12:37:37

By Daniel Flynn CAP SKIRRING, Senegal (Reuters) - Soldiers lounge by a sandbagged checkpoint and an army truck bearing a heavy sub-machinegun trundles along the potholed road to one of West Africa's premier beach resorts.

2005-11-04 08:23:41

By Rose Skelton ZIGUINCHOR, Senegal (Reuters) - Dressed head-to-toe in a costume of deep red tree bark and with a large knife in each hand, the monster-like figure turns the corner of a quiet street, screeches and strides after a group of fleeing women.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.