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2005-12-22 13:11:46

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. and Congolese forces launched a major operation against a local militia on Thursday to try to assert government control over the lawless east, days after a landmark vote on a post-war constitution, the U.N. said. A U.N. spokesman said a government soldier and seven militiamen were killed when hundreds of Nepalese U.N. peacekeepers and some 1,500 Congolese soldiers, backed up by helicopter gunships, clashed with militiamen near Fataki, around...

2005-12-22 09:38:49

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. and Congolese soldiers launched a major operation against a militia in the lawless east of the huge country on Thursday four days after a landmark poll to adopt a post-war constitution, the U.N. said. A U.N. spokesman said a government soldier and seven militiamen were killed when hundreds of Nepalese U.N. peacekeepers and some 1,500 Congolese soldiers, backed up by helicopter gunships, clashed with militiamen in Ituri province. The clashes...

2005-08-02 10:03:25

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than 100,000 people have been deprived of medical care after kidnappings of staff working for a medical charity in Congo's Ituri district forced it to scale back operations, the organization said on Tuesday. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) (Doctors Without Borders) made the announcement while issuing a report highlighting the level of violence against civilians in the area, where more than 60,000 people have been killed in fighting since 1999. "The...


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omphalos
  • 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.
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