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2006-08-20 14:47:15

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Election results from all but one constituency in Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday showed post-war elections were headed for a runoff, but shooting broke out in the tense capital ahead of official results. U.N. peacekeepers deployed white armored personnel carriers in central Kinshasa, where the Independent Electoral Commission was due to announce full provisional poll results later on. With ballots in from 168 of the vast country's 169...

2006-08-20 13:07:02

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Election results from all but one constituency in Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday showed the country's historic post-war elections were headed for a second round between the president and a former rebel leader. With ballots in from 168 of the vast country's 169 constituencies, President Joseph Kabila led with 44.5 percent -- under the 50 percent level needed for a first-round win. Former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba was in second place...

2006-08-18 09:57:58

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Convoys of heavily armed Congolese police patrolled the tense streets of the capital Kinshasa on Friday in a show of force two days ahead of the announcement of results from historic post-war elections. Officials said the move was meant to reassure people but the force was jeered and threatened in several poor neighborhoods of a city hostile to President Joseph Kabila, who leads former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba with results still trickling...

2006-08-13 15:59:08

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Hackles are rising in Congo's volatile capital Kinshasa as incumbent President Joseph Kabila builds a lead with results trickling in from the country's first free elections in more than four decades. Electoral officials stress drawing a trend with so few votes counted is premature but their advice is being roundly ignored as Kabila stretches his lead over former rebel chief Jean-Pierre Bemba, possibly heading for a win in the first round. The...

2006-08-13 13:31:37

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Hackles are rising in Congo's volatile capital Kinshasa as incumbent President Joseph Kabila builds a lead with results trickling in from the country's first free elections in more than four decades. Electoral officials stress drawing a trend with so few votes counted is premature but their advice is being roundly ignored as Kabila stretches his lead over former rebel chief Jean-Pierre Bemba, possibly heading for a win in the first round. The...

2006-08-10 11:03:54

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Results trickling in from Congo's historic election confirm a two-man race between the incumbent president and a former rebel leader but 10 days after the vote, experts caution the results are still tentative. President Joseph Kabila is currently leading with just over 46 percent of the 1.6 million votes so far counted from Democratic Republic of Congo's first free election in more than 40 years. Jean-Pierre Bemba trails with about 24 percent....

2006-08-08 10:43:28

By Peter Murphy BOUAKE, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - Rebels holding the north of Ivory Coast said on Tuesday they would not accept President Laurent Gbagbo remaining in power after an October 31 deadline for holding elections in the West African state. The ultimatum set the rebel New Forces on a collision course with Gbagbo, who -- with the polls widely expected to be delayed -- vowed on Sunday to remain in office until they take place. "There will be no question of the New Forces...

2006-08-06 14:51:03

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Late and amid kicking and shoving, former Darfur rebel leader Minni Arcua Minnawi arrived to a chaotic welcome in Khartoum on Sunday to speed up implementation of a May peace deal for Sudan's vast west. Minnawi, the only one of three negotiating rebel factions to sign the May accord with Khartoum, was due to arrive a day earlier but abruptly canceled over a political dispute. He accused the government of obstructing the deal by not making good...

2006-08-05 14:45:13

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Former Darfur rebels said on Saturday they had stopped implementing a peace deal until the government honors a promise to make Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) leader Minni Arcua Minnawi a special presidential assistant. Minnawi was supposed to arrive in Khartoum on Saturday to kick-start the post-deal reconstruction of Darfur but refused to show up. An SLA official told reporters waiting at the airport that the rebel leader would not come until he...

2006-08-05 12:49:42

By Eva Gilliam SAKE, Congo (Reuters) - Thousands of people fled clashes between troops loyal to renegade General Laurent Nkunda and the Congolese army on Saturday in which two government soldiers were killed, officials said. The gun battle in the eastern town of Sake also left 18 civilians wounded as well as 17 government soldiers and at least two soldiers from Nkunda's brigade, U.N. officials said. Fleeing the fighting, women carrying children on their backs and men bearing...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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