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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.

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.

2005-09-06 08:15:00

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.