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Dedicated followers of fashion: Congo's designer dandiesupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 09:21:00

Sporting only the most stylish designer labels, wearing only meticulously matched colors, the Congo's dandies are the very embodiment of sartorial elegance.

Notorious Rio drug trafficker caughtupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 15:43:00

As Brazilian authorities work to "pacify" Brazil's slums ahead of two global sporting events, police in Rio de Janeiro captured one of the city's most notorious drug traffickers.

Fast-moving African polio outbreak kills 97, spurs vaccination driveupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 18:15:00

World health agencies plan to launch a massive polio vaccination in three West African nations, following a fast-moving and especially virulent outbreak that has already killed 97 people.

Republic of Congo copes with deadly polio outbreakupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 10:13:00

Scores of people in the Republic of Congo have died in a polio outbreak, and health providers are gearing up to thwart the flare-up, the United Nations' health agency said Wednesday.

From child soldier to decorated Marineupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 11:07:00

Tchicaya Missamou was a child soldier in the Republic of Congo but fought to escape that life and became a U.S. Marine.

Raped women used as pawns in Congo warupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 04:50:00

Quiet, remote and beautiful villages have become the scene for unspeakable horror as women are raped as a weapon in war.

Mining company: No survivors in Cameroon plane crashupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 21:01:00

There were no survivors with wreckage found Monday in remote African terrain of a missing aircraft carrying 11 people, an Australian mining company said.

Plane with Australian mining executives missing in Africaupdated: Sun Jun 20 2010 04:48:00

Australian mining magnate Ken Talbot is among nine passengers in a plane reported missing after it took off from Cameroon en route to the Republic of the Congo, his company said Sunday.

Massacre in Congoupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 15:33:00

A U.N. official says hundreds of civilians were killed by a rebel group in the Republic of Congo in December.

Court releases victims' letters and e-mails in Madoff caseupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 22:31:00

Letters and e-mails expressing the anger, sadness and disbelief felt by the victims of convicted swindler Bernard Madoff were made public Friday in a Manhattan court.

U.N.: High food prices creating more hungerupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 11:28:00

A U.N. report says hunger is on the rise globally and blames higher food prices.

Gorilla discoveryupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 21:00:00

Researchers find that the population of a rare gorilla is larger than thought, CNN's Rusty Dornin reports.

More than 100,000 rare gorillas found in Congoupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 21:00:00

An estimated 125,000 Western lowland gorillas are living in a swamp in equatorial Africa, researchers reported Tuesday, double the number of the endangered primates thought to survive worldwide. Good News: Gorillas Thrive updated: Tue Aug 05 2008 18:25:00

Conservationists find 125,000 undiscovered western lowland gorillas in Africa, suggesting the species is safe 125,000 Gorillas Found in Congoupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 11:00:00

Wildlife researchers said Tuesday that they've discovered 125,000 western lowland gorillas deep in the forests of the Republic of Congo, calling it a major increase in the animal's estimated population

Facts on U.N. Security Councilupdated: Wed Jul 05 2006 23:38:00

Here are some facts on the U.N. Security Council from its Web site:

Fortune: Vulture warsupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 14:07:00

DENIS SASSOU-NGUESSO, President of the Republic of Congo, was back in New York City in early June, his first visit since last September, when his $82,000 Palace Hotel bill made headlines in this ma...

Fortune: The vulture warsupdated: Fri Jun 09 2006 17:21:00

Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo, was back in New York City in early June, his first visit since last September, when his $82,000 Palace Hotel bill made headlines in this magazine and elsewhere.

Fortune: Going a Long Way to Collect a Debtupdated: Tue Feb 07 2006 05:45:00

His country may be war-torn, bankrupt, and mired in poverty, but that didn't stop Republic of the Congo President Denis Sassou-Nguesso, newly elected African Union chairman, from racking up an $81,...

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