Latest Mai-Mai Stories

2006-02-03 08:00:00

Living on top of pots of gold has brought little but trouble to most people in Luliba and many other villages in Congo's East, where rebels and militia still prey on residents.

2005-11-02 12:10:04

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's army, backed by U.N. peacekeepers, killed 32 militiamen during a two-day operation to free four local election officials kidnapped in the lawless east, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

2005-10-19 10:46:35

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese militiamen have released 43 local disarmament officers they had threatened to burn alive unless they were paid cash for handing in their weapons, officials said on Wednesday.

2005-10-19 05:38:37

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Militiamen have taken 43 Congolese disarmament officers hostage and are threatening to burn them alive unless they are paid cash for handing in their weapons, officials said on Wednesday.

2005-09-14 08:56:52

By David Lewis MUKANA, Congo (Reuters) - Outside the charred remains of a village, just off a dusty track, a skull has been skewered onto the end of a stick in the ground. Adorned with a white bandana and a slice of pawpaw, it strikes an absurd note.

2005-08-25 07:55:21

By David Lewis MUVULE, Congo (Reuters) - Nearly 200,000 people in a remote corner of Congo share one doctor, three nurses and a hospital most cannot reach, let alone afford, aid workers said on Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.