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2013-06-30 23:17:02

At the recent World Economic Forum (Davos) for Latin America held in Lima, Peru, The Millennium Project presented “Latin America 2030” scenarios. (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 “Delivering Growth and Strengthening Societies” was the theme of the latest World Economic Forum (Davos) for Latin America. It was hosted by the government of Peru and attended by over 700 participants from Latin America and beyond. Besides the president of Peru, Ollanta Humala, the presidents of Mexico, Enrique...

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;...

2008-11-02 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,...

2008-11-01 21:00:08

Humanitarian officials say they're worried whether 50,000 refugees forced to flee camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo can survive long in the bush. United Nations officials said the refugees ran off as forces loyal to renegade Gen. Laurent Nkunda advanced toward the eastern Congo regional capital of Goma. They said the camps in Rutshuru, north of Goma, had been forcibly emptied, looted and then burned to the ground, the BBC said. "There are some 50,000 people who were in those...

2008-10-30 09:00:02

Rebels have reached the gates of Goma, the provincial capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a new threat of war flared, officials said Thursday. The escalation of the long-simmering conflict sent tens of thousands of frantic villagers fleeing while government soldiers left their posts and Congolese military commanders reportedly abandoned their troops despite the presence of 17,000 U.N. peacekeepers in the region, The Washington Post reported. In the past decade, two civil...

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...

2008-09-11 09:00:02

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) - No power vacuum has been detected in North Korea amid speculations that Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] may have had a stroke last month, a diplomatic source said Thursday. The diplomatic source, who declined to be identified, said there seem to have been no disruptions to key decision-making processes in the communist country, pointing to the nuclear situation as evidence. "North Korea threatened to...


Word of the Day
pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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