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2006-08-22 01:10:00

Gunbattles rocked the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa for a third day on Tuesday after the announcement of a presidential run-off vote following July 30 elections, witnesses said.

2006-08-21 15:56:20

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. and European peacekeepers on Monday rescued a group of foreign ambassadors in Congo trapped by fierce fighting between soldiers loyal to President Joseph Kabila and supporters of an election rival.

2006-08-21 07:18:45

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The United Nations called for calm in Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday after gun battles surrounding the announcement of a presidential election run-off stoked fears of a violent political showdown.

2006-08-21 04:37:05

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese police and U.N. peacekeepers patrolled the capital Kinshasa on Monday hours after the announcement of an election run-off was overshadowed by battles between soldiers loyal to the two leading candidates. U.N.

2006-08-20 18:34:05

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese President Joseph Kabila's guards fought gun battles with forces loyal to election challenger Jean-Pierre Bemba in the capital Kinshasa on Sunday, as poll results showed the two would have to enter a run-off.

2006-08-20 16:56:36

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese President Joseph Kabila's guards fought gun battles with forces loyal to election challenger Jean-Pierre Bemba in the capital Kinshasa on Sunday, after poll results showed the two would have to enter a run-off.

2006-08-20 14:47:15

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Election results from all but one constituency in Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday showed post-war elections were headed for a runoff, but shooting broke out in the tense capital ahead of official results. U.N.

2006-08-20 13:07:02

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Election results from all but one constituency in Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday showed the country's historic post-war elections were headed for a second round between the president and a former rebel leader.

2006-08-18 09:57:58

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Convoys of heavily armed Congolese police patrolled the tense streets of the capital Kinshasa on Friday in a show of force two days ahead of the announcement of results from historic post-war elections.

2006-08-13 15:59:08

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Hackles are rising in Congo's volatile capital Kinshasa as incumbent President Joseph Kabila builds a lead with results trickling in from the country's first free elections in more than four decades.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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