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2006-07-28 04:59:52

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. These people take from us, they kill us, and they rape us," said Rita Mikindu, a resident of the remote eastern town of Walikale in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu district. United Nations peacekeepers are promising to protect voters in Sunday's...

2005-07-11 14:19:33

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Rwandan rebels burned 39 people alive when they torched a village in eastern Congo in what some locals said was punishment for supporting United Nations peacekeepers, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Monday. U.N. forces have stepped up activity in the South Kivu province in the past week to try to improve security following a spate of attacks blamed on Rwandan rebels based in the lawless regions on Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern border. "Thirty-nine...

2005-07-11 12:40:10

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Rwandan rebels killed 26 women and children in a raid on a village in eastern Congo, burning young mothers alive in their huts in one of the worst massacres in the area for months, a medical charity said on Monday. A Congolese government official quoted rebels as putting the death toll at 76 from the attack, saying it was carried out on Saturday to punish villagers for supporting U.N. troops seeking to expand their presence in the country's South Kivu...

2005-06-27 11:52:39

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo and theUnited Nations peacekeeping mission in the vast African nationare "preserving" foreign fighters who want to attack Uganda,its President Yoweri Museveni has said. Museveni wrote a letter, seen by Reuters in Kinshasa onMonday, to Congo's President Joseph Kabila last weekcomplaining about the presence of Ugandan and Rwandanguerrillas in eastern Congo and the lack of disarmament ofmilitia fighters. He warned that Uganda...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.