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2006-07-29 13:33:03

By Pascal Fletcher KINSHASA (Reuters) - World leaders urged the people of Congo on Saturday to shun violence and embrace democracy by voting peacefully in the country's first free multi-party elections in 40 years. Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections are the culmination of a peace process that followed a devastating 1998-2003 war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The international community has thrown its weight behind the polls in the vast, mineral-rich former...

2006-07-29 04:45:22

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A drone flying over Kinshasa as part of EU efforts to keep Congo's historic elections safe has crashed, setting a house on fire and injuring five people, European military sources said. It was a setback for the European Union military force, EUFOR, that was deployed in the central African state with great fanfare to protect civilians during Sunday's vote. The unmanned Belgian craft was flying its first reconnaissance mission over the capital when it crashed into...

2006-07-28 15:03:08

By Pascal Fletcher KINSHASA (Reuters) - President Joseph Kabila told thousands of cheering supporters on Friday to vote for a new era of peace and development in war-scarred Congo by backing him in Sunday's historic elections. At a final campaign rally, he claimed credit for leading the Democratic Republic of Congo to its first free multi-party elections after four decades of war, dictatorship and chaos. Kabila, who took over the presidency of former Zaire when his father Laurent...

2006-07-28 12:18:16

By Daniel Flynn KINSHASA (Reuters) - An ex-rebel leader running for president in Congo's historic elections appealed to his supporters on Friday to vote in peace and denounced allegations of war crimes and cannibalism as a slur against him. Jean-Pierre Bemba, who has served as vice-president of Democratic Republic of Congo under a peace deal that ended a 1998-2003 war, is a leading contender in Sunday's landmark polls in a field of 32 candidates. But some analysts fear he could be...

2006-07-28 09:35:26

By Pascal Fletcher KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo is ready to hold its first multi-party elections in 40 years despite violence during campaigning in Kinshasa which killed at least six people, the United Nations said on Friday. "We're ready for elections on Sunday," Deputy U.N. Special Representative for Congo Ross Mountain said a day after supporters of one presidential candidate torched buildings and attacked police and journalists in the riverside capital....

2006-07-26 07:29:04

By Robin Emmott PUNO, Peru (Reuters) - President-elect Alan Garcia takes office on Friday warning Peru is a "time bomb" that could explode into crippling protests if his government cannot combine its pro-business agenda with cutting chronic poverty. Garcia, who is anxious to make amends for his disastrous first term in 1985-1990 that sparked economic collapse, faces the huge challenge of delivering the benefits of Peru's unprecedented economic growth since 2002, while keeping...

2006-07-25 18:35:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush pressed Darfur rebel leader Minni Arcua Minnawi on Tuesday to help implement a deal aimed at ending the violence in western Sudan, the White House said. Bush also told Minnawi, who was visiting Washington, that his force "must refrain from instigating violence," said Frederick Jones, spokesman for the White House National Security Council. Minnawi's Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) faction was the only one of three negotiating factions to sign a May peace deal...

2006-07-25 06:07:59

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Darfur rebel leader was in Washington on Tuesday to meet President Bush, who is trying to convince Khartoum to accept U.N. peacekeepers to quell the increasing violence in Sudan's remote west. Minni Arcua Minnawi's Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) faction was the only one of three negotiating factions to sign a May peace deal in the conflict which Washington has called genocide. "He will meet Bush today," said Ali Mokhtar, a rebel SLA official, told Reuters from...

2006-07-05 19:21:49

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Peruvian President-elect Alan Garcia denied on Wednesday he is seeking a regional strategic alliance against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Garcia, who will assume the presidency on July 28, arrived in Bogota to meet for the first time Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe. Garcia has already visited Chile and Brazil and heads to Ecuador on Thursday. Some analysts say Garcia is pushing for a regional bloc with Brazil, Chile and Colombia to balance Chavez'...

2006-07-05 16:23:17

By Peter Murphy YAMOUSSOUKRO (Reuters) - War-divided Ivory Coast's government and rebels, under pressure from African leaders and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, agreed on deadlines on Wednesday to meet a timetable for elections by end-October. Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and the chief of the New Forces rebels Guillaume Soro agreed to re-set the deadline for the disarmament of pro-government militia in the world's top cocoa grower to July 31, after two dates were already...