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2006-07-27 14:32:58

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Two Congolese policemen were killed on Thursday when supporters of a presidential candidate went on the rampage after part of his compound was destroyed by a fire days before historic elections, U.N. officials said.

2006-07-27 07:41:56

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - A Congolese warlord heading a coalition of eastern militias has agreed to lay down his arms and allow voting in historic elections set for Sunday.

2006-07-27 07:20:00

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - They can leap out of helicopters, rescue hostages and they are armed to the teeth -- but few people in Congo understand what exactly a European military force is doing here, and many are suspicious.

2006-07-27 03:55:00

By Daniel Flynn MAITA, Congo (Reuters) - "Vote on Sunday! Vote on Sunday!" men shout at villagers from aboard a 50-foot wooden canoe as it glides along the vast Congo river, packed high with boxes of voting ballots and red plastic tables and chairs.

2006-07-26 02:26:58

By Matthew Green MARIDI, Sudan (Reuters) - A team of more than 100 people hoping to persuade Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony to end his uprising prepared on Wednesday for the final leg of their journey to the Sudan-Congo border.

2006-07-25 07:29:00

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese police fired warning shots on Tuesday to disperse rioting opposition protesters in Kinshasa who tore down election posters and demanded the postponement of historic polls set for Sunday.

2006-07-25 05:59:27

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese opposition protesters rampaged down a main highway into Kinshasa on Tuesday, tearing down election posters and demanding the postponement of historic polls scheduled for Sunday.

2006-07-24 11:12:47

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese police dispersed stone-throwing demonstrators during a campaign visit by President Joseph Kabila to an opposition stronghold, witnesses said on Monday, as tensions build ahead of historic elections.

2006-07-11 07:50:00

As government soldiers dozed in the abandoned market stalls and excited U.N. peacekeepers celebrated reaching the town, several days late, a handful of civilians squatted in a mud hut.

2006-07-08 14:59:54

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Five Nepali U.N. peacekeepers held hostage for more than a month by militia fighters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo were released unharmed and without conditions on Saturday, the United Nations said. The U.N.

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...

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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