Latest Kinshasa Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2005-11-29 09:57:11

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 60 people were killed when they were swept off the roof of a train into the river below as the train crossed a bridge in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said on Tuesday.

2005-10-28 09:48:19

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The world's second largest rainforest stands a greater chance of being protected after Congo's president finally backed a largely ignored ban on new logging, conservation group Greenpeace said on Friday.

2005-09-30 09:55:29

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - A deadline for Rwandan and Ugandan rebels to leave Congo expires on Friday, but thousands remain and threats to drive them out are empty since there is no military force capable of doing so, diplomats say.

2005-09-29 07:15:00

Thousands more rare lowland gorillas than previously thought may have survived years of war and poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a U.S. conservation group said on Thursday.

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  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.