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2006-08-01 06:38:44

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A Congolese opposition party and former rebel group on Tuesday denounced what it called widespread fraud in the country's historic elections and said it could challenge the results if this was not rectified.

2006-07-29 23:21:20

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Polling stations opened in Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday as the central African country held its first free multi-party elections in 40 years.

2006-07-29 17:08:52

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Millions of Congolese will vote on Sunday in historic elections aimed at ending years of war and chaos in the heart of Africa and protected by the world's biggest U.N. peacekeeping force.

2006-07-05 05:45:49

KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than half the presidential candidates for Congo's landmark elections this month have called for the suspension of campaigning in a row over the printing of millions of extra ballot papers.

2006-06-10 16:09:32

By Christian Tsoumou BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Ministers from across Africa approved a draft democracy charter on Saturday, laying down guidelines on elections and good governance in the world's poorest continent.

2006-05-28 13:43:00

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo has released a group of South Africans, Nigerians and Americans arrested over what it called a suspected coup plot, saying it did not have time to try them itself before long-awaited national elections in July.

2006-05-28 12:49:22

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo has released a group of South Africans, Nigerians and Americans arrested over what the government said was a suspected coup plot ahead of elections in July, diplomats said on Sunday.

2006-05-14 08:30:57

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The international community is overlooking the world's worst humanitarian disaster in Democratic Republic of Congo, where 10 million people need life-saving assistance, a U.N. official said on Sunday.

2006-04-26 10:16:27

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Several hundred children die daily from hunger, disease and violence in Congo, despite the efforts of U.N. peacekeepers, billions of dollars of aid and the prospect of post-war elections, a rights group said on Wednesday.

2006-02-18 11:24:28

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday adopted a new constitution aimed at bringing an end to decades of dictatorship, war and chaos in the vast country, and paving the way for elections by mid-2006.


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2007-01-02 11:00:22

The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) is a subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla). It lives in montane, primary, and secondary forests and lowland swamps. It is found throughout all or parts of Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Of all gorillas it is the least endangered and is the gorilla usually found in zoos. The western lowland gorilla eats plants and, occasionally, insects....

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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.