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2006-04-26 10:16:27

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Several hundred children die daily from hunger, disease and violence in Congo, despite the efforts of U.N. peacekeepers, billions of dollars of aid and the prospect of post-war elections, a rights group said on Wednesday. Children in Democratic Republic of Congo are still targeted by armed groups and have little access to education or healthcare, the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict said in a new report. Instead of improving after the...

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...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.