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2005-07-02 18:51:29

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandelacalled on the world's most powerful leaders to prevent genocideby tackling poverty in Africa, saying failure to do so would bea crime against humanity. The former South African president used a huge concert inJohannesburg on Saturday -- one of nine Live 8 performancesaimed at highlighting Africa's woes -- to warn Western leadersthat history would judge them by their actions. "It is within your power to prevent a genocide...

2005-07-02 02:58:58

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - A galaxy of rock and roll stars willgrace stages across the globe on Saturday for what is beingbilled as the greatest music show ever, in a bid to putpressure on world leaders to do more to help the poor. Live 8, an expanded version of the Live Aid sensation 20years ago, will take in 10 cities and four continents, kickingoff in Tokyo in the east and ending in North America in thewest. In London, boasting arguably the strongest line-up of the10...

2005-06-28 20:29:03

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The Live 8 rock concertshighlighting Africa's woes should have been staged in theworld's poorest continent with global stars performingalongside local acts, organizers of the Johannesburg gig saidTuesday. Nine Live 8 gigs featuring top acts like U2, Elton John andMadonna will be held on July 2, but critics have lambastedIrish rocker Bob Geldof, mastermind of Live 8, for shunningAfrican stars in an event meant to underline the continent'sproblems. "If we had a...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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