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2008-11-10 16:27:33

Park officials in East Congo said on Monday that conflict has put more than a quarter of the world's last mountain gorillas at the mercy of armed groups who hunt and camp in their territory.  The gorillas now face even greater extinction because no rangers are left to protect or care for them. Recent conflicts between Tutsi rebels and the government army and militia allies have displaced hundreds of thousands of people in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, which is home...

2008-10-27 15:00:11

Rebels in control of a seized military base in the Democratic Republic of Congo should relinquish control immediately, a United Nations group said Monday. The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has asked that National Congress for the Defense of People rebels give back control of the eastern Congo base for a second time, the Voice of America reported. The U.N. group's spokesman, Michel Bonnardeaux, said the rebel group led by renegade army Gen. Laurent Nkunda had...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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