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2008-08-28 09:00:34

Text of report by independent Liberian Star Radio on 27 August [Report by Matthias Daffah: "Ex Rebel Leader Denies Bombardment on Graystone"] The Ex-leader of the disbanded LURD [Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy] rebel movement Sekou Damante Conneh says Charles Taylor's forces launched all the rockets that hit Graystone. Mr Conneh told the TRC [Truth and Reconciliation Commission] hearings Wednesday his forces launched eighty-one millimeter rockets, which were, not...

2006-08-23 11:59:27

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - A truce ending clashes between followers of Congo's presidential election rivals brought a tense calm to Kinshasa on Wednesday and diplomats said more confidence building steps were needed to avoid further violence. U.N. and European Union peacekeepers patrolled the sprawling riverside capital to enforce a U.N.-brokered agreement reached on Tuesday between President Joseph Kabila's military commanders and fighters loyal to Vice-President...

2006-08-23 07:24:49

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. and European Union peacekeepers patrolled Congo's capital Kinshasa on Wednesday as a truce that ended three days of gun battles between rival political factions appeared to be holding. U.N. troops in armored vehicles guarded major intersections in the sprawling riverside city, which was quiet but still on edge after being shaken by artillery, rocket and machine-gun duels since Sunday. The fighting between President Joseph Kabila's...

2006-08-23 05:56:12

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers in armored vehicles patrolled Congo's capital Kinshasa on Wednesday as a truce that ended three days of fighting between rival political factions appeared to be holding. The riverside city had been shaken by artillery, rocket and machine-gun duels since Sunday between President Joseph Kabila's presidential guard and soldiers loyal to his election rival, former rebel chief Jean-Pierre Bemba. The fighting, which killed at least 10...

2006-08-22 12:56:58

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Soldiers loyal to Congolese President Joseph Kabila and fighters backing his election rival Jean-Pierre Bemba agreed on Tuesday to end days of gunbattles in the capital Kinshasa, U.N. sources said. "They have both agreed to retreat to original positions and then continue talks. We are waiting to see if they take it seriously or not," one U.N. source said after the world body hosted a meeting between the rivals' armed followers. Rocket and small arms fire earlier...

2006-08-22 10:47:55

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The European Union rushed more peacekeepers to Congo's capital Kinshasa on Tuesday as the U.N. tried to broker an end to gunbattles between President Joseph Kabila's soldiers and fighters loyal to his election rival. Rocket and small arms fire shook the riverside city for a third day after Sunday's announcement that Democratic Republic of Congo's July 30 polls were inconclusive and Kabila would face a run-off vote against a vice president,...

2006-08-22 06:22:58

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The European Union rushed more peacekeepers to Congo on Tuesday as the U.N. and foreign leaders struggled to end fighting between soldiers loyal to President Joseph Kabila and supporters of his election rival. Gunbattles shook the riverside capital Kinshasa for a third day following Sunday's announcement that July 30 polls had proved inconclusive and a run-off vote would be held in October between Kabila and a vice president, Jean-Pierre Bemba....

2006-08-22 04:03:06

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Gunbattles shook Congo's capital Kinshasa for a third day on Tuesday as the United Nations and foreign leaders pressed President Joseph Kabila and an election rival to halt fighting between their feuding forces. Violence has rocked the riverside capital since Sunday when electoral officials announced that a presidential election run-off would be held in October between Kabila and his vice president, former rebel chief Jean-Pierre Bemba. The...

2006-08-22 03:26:35

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Gunbattles shook the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa for a third day on Tuesday as foreign governments pressed President Joseph Kabila and an election rival to halt fighting between their feuding forces. Fighting has rocked the riverside capital since Sunday when electoral officials announced that a presidential election run-off would be held in October between Kabila and former rebel chief Jean-Pierre Bemba, his closest rival. The...

2006-08-22 00:44:59

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Fighting rocked the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa for a third day on Tuesday after the announcement of a presidential run-off vote following July 30 elections, witnesses said. Heavy gunfire was heard near the area where U.N. and European peacekeepers on Monday rescued a group of foreign ambassadors trapped by fighting between soldiers loyal to President Joseph Kabila and supporters of an election rival. Uruguayan troops using armored vehicles and...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.