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2011-05-12 00:00:46

On May 12 at 11 am, His Excellency, Minister Henri DJOMBO, the Minister of Environment for the Republic of Congo, will hold a briefing on the May 31-June 3 summit in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo of the major rainforest regions in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

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2008-06-17 15:00:25

By Pat Hewitt, THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON - It's a haven for elephants, chimpanzees, gorillas and other wildlife - and, now, former prime minister Paul Martin has helped launch a fund to save the Congo Basin, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.