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2006-08-26 10:44:54

By Francis Kwera JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels agreed on Saturday to leave their hideouts and assemble at two south Sudanese camps in a major breakthrough in efforts to end one of Africa's longest wars, mediators said. Under a deal with Uganda's government that commits both sides to cease all attacks and hostile propaganda, LRA fighters now have three weeks to gather at the two locations while talks continue to end their two-decade insurgency....

2006-08-23 11:59:27

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - A truce ending clashes between followers of Congo's presidential election rivals brought a tense calm to Kinshasa on Wednesday and diplomats said more confidence building steps were needed to avoid further violence. U.N. and European Union peacekeepers patrolled the sprawling riverside capital to enforce a U.N.-brokered agreement reached on Tuesday between President Joseph Kabila's military commanders and fighters loyal to Vice-President...

2006-08-23 07:24:49

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. and European Union peacekeepers patrolled Congo's capital Kinshasa on Wednesday as a truce that ended three days of gun battles between rival political factions appeared to be holding. U.N. troops in armored vehicles guarded major intersections in the sprawling riverside city, which was quiet but still on edge after being shaken by artillery, rocket and machine-gun duels since Sunday. The fighting between President Joseph Kabila's...

2006-08-23 05:56:12

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers in armored vehicles patrolled Congo's capital Kinshasa on Wednesday as a truce that ended three days of fighting between rival political factions appeared to be holding. The riverside city had been shaken by artillery, rocket and machine-gun duels since Sunday between President Joseph Kabila's presidential guard and soldiers loyal to his election rival, former rebel chief Jean-Pierre Bemba. The fighting, which killed at least 10...

2006-08-22 10:47:55

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The European Union rushed more peacekeepers to Congo's capital Kinshasa on Tuesday as the U.N. tried to broker an end to gunbattles between President Joseph Kabila's soldiers and fighters loyal to his election rival. Rocket and small arms fire shook the riverside city for a third day after Sunday's announcement that Democratic Republic of Congo's July 30 polls were inconclusive and Kabila would face a run-off vote against a vice president,...

2006-08-22 06:22:58

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The European Union rushed more peacekeepers to Congo on Tuesday as the U.N. and foreign leaders struggled to end fighting between soldiers loyal to President Joseph Kabila and supporters of his election rival. Gunbattles shook the riverside capital Kinshasa for a third day following Sunday's announcement that July 30 polls had proved inconclusive and a run-off vote would be held in October between Kabila and a vice president, Jean-Pierre Bemba....

2006-08-22 04:03:06

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Gunbattles shook Congo's capital Kinshasa for a third day on Tuesday as the United Nations and foreign leaders pressed President Joseph Kabila and an election rival to halt fighting between their feuding forces. Violence has rocked the riverside capital since Sunday when electoral officials announced that a presidential election run-off would be held in October between Kabila and his vice president, former rebel chief Jean-Pierre Bemba. The...

2006-08-22 03:26:35

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Gunbattles shook the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa for a third day on Tuesday as foreign governments pressed President Joseph Kabila and an election rival to halt fighting between their feuding forces. Fighting has rocked the riverside capital since Sunday when electoral officials announced that a presidential election run-off would be held in October between Kabila and former rebel chief Jean-Pierre Bemba, his closest rival. The...

2006-08-22 00:44:59

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Fighting rocked the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa for a third day on Tuesday after the announcement of a presidential run-off vote following July 30 elections, witnesses said. Heavy gunfire was heard near the area where U.N. and European peacekeepers on Monday rescued a group of foreign ambassadors trapped by fighting between soldiers loyal to President Joseph Kabila and supporters of an election rival. Uruguayan troops using armored vehicles and...

2006-08-22 01:10:00

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Gunbattles rocked the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa for a third day on Tuesday after the announcement of a presidential run-off vote following July 30 elections, witnesses said. Heavy gunfire was heard near the area where U.N. and European peacekeepers on Monday rescued a group of foreign ambassadors trapped by fighting between soldiers loyal to President Joseph Kabila and supporters of an election rival. A Reuters correspondent in Kinshasa heard both...


Latest Congo Reference Libraries

Congo Dwarf Clawed Frog, Hymenochirus boettgeri
2014-08-18 16:11:58

The Congo dwarf clawed frog is one of four species belonging to the African dwarf frog genus. It is native to central Africa and lives primarily in shallow freshwater creeks, flooded areas during the rainy season, and ponds. The Congo dwarf clawed frog can only live out of water for a short period of time, or it will dry up and die. It lives underwater and will only surface to take in oxygen. This species is often used as pets. This species is very small, growing to an average of 2.5...

Western Tree Hyrax, Dendrohyrax dorsalis
2012-10-01 17:43:06

The western tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis), also known as Beecroft's tree hyrax or the western tree dassie, is a mammal that is native to Central and West Africa. Its range holds many areas including Benin, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Liberia, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda. It prefers a habitat within moist savannah or rocky areas, as well as tropical and subtropical moist low-lying forests. Not much is known about this species habits, but some studies have...

Okapi, Okapia johnstoni
2012-10-01 08:48:10

The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a species within the Giraffidae family that can be found in Central Africa. Its native range includes the Ituri Rainforest, which can be found to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This species is most closely related to the giraffe, despite its resemblances to the zebra. Its habitat varies slightly depending on the area of its range. It occurs in swamps in the southeast, montane forests in the east, savannahs in the north, and woodlands in...

2012-06-15 06:58:02

Symbol: HICL2 Group: Dicot Family: Malvaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: HibiscusclypeatusL. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida...

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2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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