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2008-11-12 15:00:08

The United Nations won't send any more peacekeeping troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the near term, officials said. The U.N. Security Council failed to reach an agreement on the Congo situation Tuesday despite a plea from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to send 3,000 more troops there, The Times of London reported. Ban has urged the Congolese government and Tutsi rebels led by Gen. Laurant Nkunda to uphold a cease-fire to allow aid workers to reach an estimated 100,000...

2008-11-10 18:00:06

Military rebel Laurent Nkunda repeated his threat to overthrow the Democratic Republic of Congo government unless talks are conducted. The general said his forces were observing a cease-fire, retaliating only when attacked, the BBC reported. Nkunda and fighters loyal to him have been battling the army and pro-government militia in the eastern part of the African country. Congolese President Joseph Kabila has ruled out direct talks with Nkunda so far, saying they would be unconstitutional;...

2008-11-03 12:00:08

British Foreign Minister David Miliband said Monday his country may send troops to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to serve as peacekeepers. As Miliband hinted at the possible reinforcement of U.N. peacekeepers stationed in the Congo, the Congolese government rejected a call for peace negotiations from rebel forces, The Times of London reported Monday. "We have not ruled anything out. It is possible," Miliband said in regard to moving British troops to the Congo. Rebel forces had...

2008-11-03 09:00:11

Overstretched United Nations peacekeepers say they are taking advantage of a cease-fire in the Democratic Republic of Congo to aid starving refugees. The U.N. aid workers' most pressing concern is getting help to residents trapped behind the lines of the advance of Tutsi rebel chief Gen. Laurent Nkunda on the eastern Congo regional capital of Goma, the Times of London reported Monday. Tens of thousands of refugees who had been encamped near Rutshuru disappeared into the forests after being...

2008-11-02 12:00:00

A humanitarian disaster is looming in the Democratic Republic of Congo as Tutsi rebel leader Gen. Laurent Nkunda approaches Goma, observers say. Nkunda has ordered a cease-fire in his advance on the city to establish a "humanitarian corridor" allowing some of the 500,000 refugees who have fled Goma, an eastern Congo provincial capital, to return home. But United Nations aid workers say retreating government soldiers are looting, killing and raping civilians and a larger bloodbath is feared,...

2008-10-27 15:00:11

Rebels in control of a seized military base in the Democratic Republic of Congo should relinquish control immediately, a United Nations group said Monday. The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has asked that National Congress for the Defense of People rebels give back control of the eastern Congo base for a second time, the Voice of America reported. The U.N. group's spokesman, Michel Bonnardeaux, said the rebel group led by renegade army Gen. Laurent Nkunda had...

2006-08-17 07:27:31

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The United Nations is investigating a suspected child prostitution ring involving its peacekeepers and government soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the U.N. mission said on Thursday. Among accusations being investigated is that pimps are using the presence of U.N. peacekeepers to lure vulnerable girls to go and work as prostitutes in areas of South Kivu where they are deployed, the mission said in a statement. The U.N.'s 17,000-strong...

2006-07-27 07:41:56

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - A Congolese warlord heading a coalition of eastern militias has agreed to lay down his arms and allow voting in historic elections set for Sunday. The deal signed by militia chief Mathieu Ngudjolo with Congo's military in northeast Ituri district late on Wednesday was good news for U.N. peacekeepers who are trying to guarantee security for the polls in Democratic Republic of Congo. But analysts said it was not clear whether the agreement would...

2006-07-11 07:50:00

By David Lewis TCHEI, Congo -- As government soldiers dozed in the abandoned market stalls and excited U.N. peacekeepers celebrated reaching the town, several days late, a handful of civilians squatted in a mud hut. The dozen or so -- those too old, young or ill to flee -- were being kept under close guard and were all that was left of the population of 10,000 who lived in Tchei before the attack. "Look at us, this is all we have," said a frail man in tattered clothing who said his name was...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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