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2005-09-06 08:15:33

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Pygmy chimpanzees dubbed "hippies of the forest" for resolving conflicts through sex rather than violence are dying out faster than ever in post-war Democratic Republic of Congo, a conservationist said on Tuesday. Bonobos, the rarest of all the great apes, are being killed in large numbers by bands of gunmen two years after the vast central African country's most recent war officially ended. "In 1980, there were about 100,000 bonobos in Congo. In...

2005-09-06 08:15:00

KINSHASA -- Pygmy chimpanzees dubbed "hippies of the forest" for resolving conflicts through sex rather than violence are dying out faster than ever in post-war Democratic Republic of Congo, a conservationist said on Tuesday. Bonobos, the rarest of all the great apes, are being killed in large numbers by bands of gunmen two years after the vast central African country's most recent war officially ended. "In 1980, there were about 100,000 bonobos in Congo. In 1990 there were thought to be...

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...

2005-06-27 11:52:39

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo and theUnited Nations peacekeeping mission in the vast African nationare "preserving" foreign fighters who want to attack Uganda,its President Yoweri Museveni has said. Museveni wrote a letter, seen by Reuters in Kinshasa onMonday, to Congo's President Joseph Kabila last weekcomplaining about the presence of Ugandan and Rwandanguerrillas in eastern Congo and the lack of disarmament ofmilitia fighters. He warned that Uganda...