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2006-01-05 19:17:12

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - The Congo conflict is the deadliest humanitarian crisis of the last 60 years but the world is still not doing enough to save lives, according to a survey on Friday.

2005-12-24 19:44:45

By Willy Kabwe KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. and Congolese troops on Saturday captured a militia base in the volatile east, as referendum results showed an overwhelming "Yes" to a new constitution intended to help end the country's conflict. A U.N.

2005-12-19 18:59:27

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Voters in Congo's war-ravaged east have turned out in huge numbers to vote on a constitution designed to end years of war and chaos, UN officials and diplomats said on Monday, when the vote officially closed.

2005-12-15 05:36:41

By David Lewis MBANDAKA, Congo (Reuters) - The outboard motor strains and water threatens to pour in with every wobble of the dugout canoe ferrying 15 election workers, voting kits and a mountain of food steadily along the vast, brown Congo river.

2005-10-28 09:48:19

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The world's second largest rainforest stands a greater chance of being protected after Congo's president finally backed a largely ignored ban on new logging, conservation group Greenpeace said on Friday.

2005-08-20 14:11:49

BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Police in Congo Republic seized 253 kg (557 lb) of elephant tusks that poachers were trying to smuggle out of the country by air, police said on Saturday.

2005-07-01 17:21:07

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's opposition pledged on Fridayto pressure the government to quit, a day after at least oneperson was killed when security forces clashed with protestersangry at delays to post-war elections. A U.N.


Latest Republic of the Congo Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.