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2006-08-28 15:18:31

By Alexandra Hudson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Prosecutors on Monday formally charged a Congolese militia leader with enlisting children as young as 10 and forcing them to fight in the country's civil war in the first case at the International Criminal Court.

2006-08-17 07:27:31

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The United Nations is investigating a suspected child prostitution ring involving its peacekeepers and government soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the U.N. mission said on Thursday.

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.

2006-07-08 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.

2006-07-08 14:01:07

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Militia fighters in Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday released five Nepalese U.N. peacekeepers they had been holding hostage in the violent east of the country since late May, U.N. officials said. "They are free.

2006-06-27 02:48:07

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese militia fighters on Tuesday released two of seven Nepalese U.N. peacekeepers they have been holding hostage in the violent east of the country for over a month, U.N. officials said. "Two of our men have been released.

2006-06-22 07:30:00

Some fight in flip-flops, others hope potions will turn their enemy's bullets into water and most take little time to aim, trusting in the theory: "He who makes most noise wins."

2006-03-20 11:32:08

By Anna Mudeva THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A Congolese militia leader, the first suspect to face trial at the International Criminal Court, made an initial appearance in The Hague on Monday on charges of conscripting children for war.

2006-03-18 08:34:03

By Alexandra Hudson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A Congolese militia leader accused of conscripting children for war will be the first suspect to face trial at the International Criminal Court, the chief prosecutor of the ICC said on Saturday.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.