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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. From Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling capital Kinshasa to the thick jungles of the Congo river basin and the mist-shrouded peaks of the east, they flocked to cast their ballots under the watchful eye of U.N. blue helmets. "I came...

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...

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. peacekeeping force in Congo, known as MONUC, said that for the past 10 days 80 Guatemalan soldiers had been carrying out reconnaissance operations in Congo's Garamba National Park, on the border with Sudan, looking for members of neighboring Uganda's...

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. From schools in the sprawling riverside capital Kinshasa to thatched huts in the jungle and tarpaulin tents in the lawless east of the vast African nation, voters queued from early in the morning for a ballot many regard as crucial to their future -- even though...

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. From schools across the sprawling riverside capital Kinshasa to thatched huts in the jungle and tarpaulin tents in the lawless east of the vast African nation, voters queued up early in the morning, but many polling stations opened late. "Voting has...

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. Two government soldiers died and another four were injured but no peacekeepers were hurt during the October 31-November 1 operation against Mai Mai gunmen in Congo's North Kivu province. "Thirty-two Mai Mai were killed by the Congolese army during the...

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. "For the moment it's at least 400 people arrested, about 20people injured and two people confirmed dead from policebullets," a U.N. official told Reuters. The main opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress(UDPS), which led the protests, said 10 people had...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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