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2005-06-30 17:14:02

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's opposition said 24 people werekilled on Thursday in a series of protests across the vastcentral African nation where thousands marched to demand thegovernment quit because of delayed elections. "Ten people died at the hands of the police in Kinshasa,eight died in Mbuji Mayi and six more in Tshikapa," saidJean-Baptiste Bomanza, a spokesman for the Union for Democracyand Social Progress (UDPS), a main opposition party. It was not immediately possible to verify...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin