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2006-08-05 12:49:42

By Eva Gilliam SAKE, Congo (Reuters) - Thousands of people fled clashes between troops loyal to renegade General Laurent Nkunda and the Congolese army on Saturday in which two government soldiers were killed, officials said.

2006-07-30 05:26:10

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.

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.

2006-01-23 07:29:37

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - Eight Guatemalan special forces soldiers deployed as U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo were killed and 14 more were injured on Monday during an operation against Ugandan rebels, the United Nations said. The U.N.

2005-12-18 05:50:54

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo held its first national democratic poll in 40 years on Sunday but pockets of violence marred the vote on a new constitution aimed at ending decades of dictatorship, war and chaos.

2005-12-18 03:08:18

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's first national democratic poll in 40 years started slowly on Sunday and tempers flared among people queuing to vote on a constitution aimed at ending decades of dictatorship, war and chaos.

2005-11-02 12:10:04

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's army, backed by U.N. peacekeepers, killed 32 militiamen during a two-day operation to free four local election officials kidnapped in the lawless east, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

2005-06-30 18:16:15

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Security forces shot dead at least twodemonstrators in Congo's capital on Thursday as thousandsdemonstrated to demand the government's resignation overdelayed elections, a U.N. official said.

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Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2012-06-15 07:38:15

Symbol: GOHI2 Group: Dicot Family: Rhamnaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: HI    N Synonyms:   GOCU Gouania cucullata H. St. John   GOFA Gouania faurieri H. St. John   GOLY Gouania lydgatei H. St. John   GOMA Gouania mannii H. St. John   GOPI Gouania pilata H. St. John   GORE3 Gouania remyi H. St. John   GOSA2 Gouania sandwichiana H. St. John   GOTH2 Gouania thinophila H. St. John...

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Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.