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By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - A Congolese opposition party and former rebel group on Tuesday denounced widespread fraud in the country's historic elections in a protest that heralded a divisive political dispute over the polls.
By Daniel Flynn and David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - A former Congo rebel leader said on Monday initial results gave him a lead in landmark presidential elections and warned he would not accept defeat by President Joseph Kabila if he felt the process was rigged.
By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Millions of Congolese voted enthusiastically in their first free elections in over 40 years on Sunday, hoping to end years of war, corruption and chaos that have brought the mineral-rich African giant to its knees. U.N.
By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Millions of Congolese turned out enthusiastically to vote in their first free elections in 40 years on Sunday, protected by the world's biggest U.N. peacekeeping force and hoping to end years of war and chaos.
By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Millions of Congolese will vote on Sunday in historic elections aimed at ending years of war and chaos in the heart of Africa and protected by the world's biggest U.N. peacekeeping force.
By Pascal Fletcher KINSHASA (Reuters) - World leaders urged the people of Congo on Saturday to shun violence and embrace democracy by voting peacefully in the country's first free multi-party elections in 40 years.
By Pascal Fletcher KINSHASA (Reuters) - World leaders urged the people of Congo on Saturday to shun violence and embrace democracy by voting peacefully in the country's first free multi-party elections in 40 years this weekend.
By Daniel Flynn KINSHASA (Reuters) - An ex-rebel leader running for president in Congo's historic elections appealed to his supporters on Friday to vote in peace and denounced allegations of war crimes and cannibalism as a slur against him.
By Pascal Fletcher KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo is ready to hold its first multi-party elections in 40 years despite violence during campaigning in Kinshasa which killed at least six people, the United Nations said on Friday. "We're ready for elections on Sunday," Deputy U.N.
By C. Bryson Hull WALIKALE, Congo (Reuters) - Voters in Congo's east say they will risk their lives to cast their ballots in historic elections on Sunday as they run the gauntlet of marauding rebels and militias. "We live in fear.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.