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2006-03-02 07:18:32

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese army soldiers fighting alongside U.N. peacekeepers against ethnic militiamen have mutinied and ransacked a U.N. camp in the east of the vast country, the United Nations said on Thursday. The mutiny began on Wednesday and forced the suspension of a joint U.N. and Congo government army operation to retake the eastern town of Tchei in Ituri district from an ethnic militia, said Lieutenant-Colonel Frederic Medard, U.N. military spokesman in the capital,...

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2006-02-13 08:10:00

By David Lewis KINSHASA -- Hortense Muadi has heard about bird flu on the radio and knows it can kill. But the Congolese mother of two didn't know it had arrived in Africa and, like many others on the world's poorest and most disease-stricken continent, she has more to worry about than watching out for sick chickens. "So it is in Africa now? Well, I guess that just adds to the malaria, typhoid, AIDS and measles we already have to deal with," said 36-year-old Muadi, who is unemployed and lives...

2005-12-20 17:48:45

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The "Yes" vote in Democratic Republic of Congo's referendum on whether to accept a post-war constitution took a strong early lead on Tuesday after a poll seen as paving the way for elections next year, officials said. Sunday's vote was the first independent election to be held in the vast central African country for over 40 years, a period during which it has suffered dictatorship, wars and chaos. "From votes counted across the country, the 'Yes'...

2005-12-20 09:03:43

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The "Yes" vote in Democratic Republic of Congo's referendum on a post-war constitution appeared to take an early lead on Tuesday, according to U.N. radio citing early returns from the ground-breaking poll. Sunday's vote on whether to accept a proposed constitution was the first independent election to be held in the Congo for over 40 years, a period during which the vast central African country has suffered dictatorship, wars and chaos. Adoption...

2005-12-20 07:00:32

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The "Yes" vote in Democratic Republic of Congo's referendum on a post-war constitution appeared to take an early lead on Tuesday, according to U.N. radio citing early returns from the ground-breaking poll. Sunday's vote on whether to accept a proposed constitution was the first independent election to be held in the Congo for over 40 years, a period during which the vast central African country has suffered dictatorship, wars and chaos. Adoption...

2005-12-19 18:59:27

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Voters in Congo's war-ravaged east have turned out in huge numbers to vote on a constitution designed to end years of war and chaos, UN officials and diplomats said on Monday, when the vote officially closed. The vast country held its first national democratic vote in over 40 years to decide whether to adopt a constitution paving the way to elections next year. Voting on Sunday appeared relatively calm but there were several incidents of violence...

2005-12-19 11:21:38

By Alexandra Hudson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The U.N.'s highest court ruled on Monday that Uganda violated the sovereignty of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo and was responsible for human rights abuses there during a 1998-2003 war. The court also found that Ugandan soldiers plundered Congo's natural resources and ordered Kampala to pay reparations. The Congo -- rich in gold, diamonds and timber -- was the battleground for rebels, local factions, tribes and several...

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...

2005-12-05 11:13:42

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake damaged homes in the town of Kalemie in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday and local residents reported deaths and injuries, a United Nations official said. "There is quite a lot of damage to these poorly constructed houses. Residents told us that some people had died and others were injured but we do not have any figures yet," Michel Bonnardeaux, spokesman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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