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2006-07-08 14:59:54

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Five Nepali U.N. peacekeepers held hostage for more than a month by militia fighters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo were released unharmed and without conditions on Saturday, the United Nations said. The U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Congo (MONUC) said the five soldiers, part of a group of Nepali blue helmets captured after a May 27 clash with militia in northeast Ituri district, were released safe and sound by their captors. Although...

2006-07-06 20:19:36

By David Lewis TCHEI, Congo (Reuters) - 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...

2006-03-06 16:10:40

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. troops killed several militia fighters during heavy clashes in eastern Congo after a joint operation with the government army was aborted by a mutiny among its soldiers, the world body said on Monday. U.N. peacekeeping chief Jean-Marie Guehenno flew into Democratic Republic of Congo for an unprecedented 10-day visit to the U.N.'s biggest peace force and called for unity and cooperation from the Congolese to rebuild their country. U.N. blue...

2006-03-01 11:09:45

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese militiamen fighting U.N. peacekeepers and government troops are using civilians as human shields in a battle raging in the northeast of the lawless country, the United Nations said on Wednesday. With Congo's first free national elections in 40 years due in a few months, the world body has stepped up attempts to help a chaotic national army pacify the east, where rebels and militia still roam three years after war officially ended....

2005-12-26 12:37:10

By Willy Kabwe KINSHASA (Reuters) - UN and Congolese forces have killed about 80 rebels in a week of joint operations and vowed to sustain the drive to bring peace to the violent east before next year's elections, the UN said on Monday. A UN military spokesman said UN peacekeepers and Congolese government troops were pursuing Ugandan rebel fighters through the jungle after driving them from five camps south of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu district. "It's an...

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. Two government soldiers died and another four were injured but no peacekeepers were hurt during the October 31-November 1 operation against Mai Mai gunmen in Congo's North Kivu province. "Thirty-two Mai Mai were killed by the Congolese army during the...

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. Despite the midnight Friday deadline agreed in August by Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Rwanda, very few of the foreign rebels have returned home, ignoring a barrage of appeals and threats from all three governments and the United...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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