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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2006-07-25 18:35:00

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.