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DR Congo exodus of 300,000 'may hamper Ebola battle'

  • origin: The exact origins of the latest violence are not yet known.
  • flee: "People are fleeing attacks and counterattacks in Djugu Territory, with reports of both communities forming self-defence groups and being involved in revenge killings," he said.
  • victim: Most of the victims are believed to be from the Hema community.
  • involve: Several neighbouring countries were involved in the fighting, described by some observers as " A frica's world war ".
  • violence: The exact origins of the latest violence are not yet known.

The Latest: Pro-democracy HK lawmakers reject apology

  • resistance: An earlier resistance effort involved young protesters slowing subway trains by blocking doors, among other tactics.
  • headquarters: Government headquarters reopened Tuesday as the number of protesters dwindled to a few dozen.
  • government: Hong Kong's government headquarters has reopened as the number of protesters gathered outside dwindled to a few dozen.
  • withdraw: Chief Executive Carrie Lam refused Tuesday to say the legislation would be permanently withdrawn.
  • repeat: An alliance of Hong Kong activists has repeated its demand that the city's leader scrap a highly unpopular extradition bill and resign.

Low-income African countries 'pay 30 times more' for drugs

  • perceive: Without regulation, people perceive the products don't work, so pay extra money for things they think will work and won't work either," Ms Chalkidou explained.
  • problematic: In the middle it's very problematic ," Ms Chalkidou said.
  • sick: The BBC recently uncovered evidence that life-saving drugs meant for the sick have been stolen and sold on illegally in Uganda.
  • purchase: The very poorest countries are not affected when foreign donors purchase medicine on their beh alf, meaning their over-the-counter medicines remain at low cost.
  • policy: The report recommends greater global co-operation and reforming World Health Organisation policy as well as policy in targeted countries to improve procurement practices.

Nigeria: 'Children used' as suicide bombers in Borno attack

  • government: The government has said that Boko Haram and the rival Islamic State of West Africa Province ( Iswap) group are on their last legs.
  • flee: At least 27,000 lives have been lost and about two million people forced to flee their homes in the conflict with Boko Haram.
  • harm: Unicef appeals to all those involved in this terrible conflict to protect children at all times and to keep them out of harm's way," the organisation said.
  • suicide: Nigeria: ' Children used ' as suicide bombers in Borno attack- BBC News.
  • suicide: Nigeria: ' Children used ' as suicide bombers in Borno attack.

Strong earthquake kills 2, injures 19 in southern China

  • kilometer: Authorities in China said the earthquake measured magnitude 6.0 and hit about 19 kilometers ( 12 miles) from the city of Changning.
  • magnitude: Authorities in China said the earthquake measured magnitude 6.0 and hit about 19 kilometers ( 12 miles) from the city of Changning.
  • major: The nearest major city, Chongqing, is 200 kilometers ( 120 miles) to the northeast.
  • kilometer: The nearest major city, Chongqing, is 200 kilometers ( 120 miles) to the northeast.
  • shallow: The quake was centered at a fairly shallow depth of 10 kilometers ( 6 miles), the USGS said.

Supreme Court rules against Republicans in Virginia dispute over use of race in drawing election map...

  • frustration: More: Conservative gains at Supreme Court leading to anger, frustration and 'peeks behind the curtain'.
  • liberal: The decision was written by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was joined by two conservative and two liberal colleagues.
  • dissent: Associate Justice Samuel Alito dissented and was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Stephen Breyer and Brett Kavanaugh.
  • legislature: "One House of its bicameral legislature cannot alone continue the litigation against the will of its partners in the legislative process.
  • partner: "One House of its bicameral legislature cannot alone continue the litigation against the will of its partners in the legislative process.

AOC: ‘Hyde Amendment Is about Income Inequality’ Not Abortion

  • praise: Sunday praised former vice president Joe Biden for his recently announced opposition to the Hyde amendment and said that her own opposition to the prohibition on the direct federal funding of abortion is rooted in her concern about income inequality.
  • prohibition: Sunday praised former vice president Joe Biden for his recently announced opposition to the Hyde amendment and said that her own opposition to the prohibition on the direct federal funding of abortion is rooted in her concern about income inequality.
  • root: Sunday praised former vice president Joe Biden for his recently announced opposition to the Hyde amendment and said that her own opposition to the prohibition on the direct federal funding of abortion is rooted in her concern about income inequality.
  • federal: Sunday praised former vice president Joe Biden for his recently announced opposition to the Hyde amendment and said that her own opposition to the prohibition on the direct federal funding of abortion is rooted in her concern about income inequality.

Eritrea's seizure of Roman Catholic Church properties criticised

  • minority: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Roman Catholics are a minority in Eritrea.
  • seize: Eritrea's Roman Catholic Church has condemned the government in the one-party state for seizing and shutting all its health centres last week.
  • ministry: In a letter to the ministry of health, the Church said patients were ordered to go home, and soldiers were deployed to the centres to guard them.
  • patient: In a letter to the ministry of health, the Church said patients were ordered to go home, and soldiers were deployed to the centres to guard them.
  • retaliate: Many analysts believe the government has closed down the health centres to retaliate against the Church for issuing a statement in April calling for reforms to stem the tide of migration to Europe, BBC Tigrinya's Teklemariam Bekit reports.

Africa Cup of Nations: Mohamed Salah helps Egypt win warm-up match

  • warm: Hosts Egypt warmed up for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 win over fellow qualifiers Guinea on Sunday.
  • substitute: Liverpool star Mohamed Salah came on as a second half substitute and set-up two of the Pharaohs goals.
  • international: In other friendly internationals, Herve Renard's Morocco suffered a second home defeat in a row as they fell 3-2 to his former team Zambia.
  • repeat: He led outsiders Zambia to the title in 2012 and repeated the feat three years later with Ivory Coast.
  • preparation: The match was also played behind closed doors as coaches put the final touches to preparations for the tournament which kicks off on Friday with the Group A opener between Egypt and Zimbabwe.

Hong Kong police clear streets as protesters move to park

  • possible: For a time, the protesters, many in masks and other gear to guard against possible use of tear gas, responded with chants, some kneeling in front of the officers.
  • scope: The proposed bill would expand the scope of criminal suspect transfers to include Taiwan, Macau and mainland China.
  • extradition: More: Hong Kong government apologizes for extradition bill, but defiant crowds pressing on.
  • jail: One of the activists arrested after those demonstrations, Joshua Wong, was released from prison Monday after serving half of a two-month jail sentence for contempt.
  • government: More: Hong Kong government apologizes for extradition bill, but defiant crowds pressing on.

Mike Pence Is Not Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Successor

  • mantle: Win or lose in 2020, attention will quickly turn to who might pick up his populist/nationalist mantle.
  • nominee: The question is broader than who will be the GOP presidential nominee four years hence.
  • unique: Much of what he said honored cadets for the unique education they received and commitment they made.

AOC on Trump's willingness to accept political 'dirt' on rivals: 'The pressure to im...

  • information: Still, he defended his willingness to receive information and doubted a foreign source would try to give him information.
  • information: Still, he defended his willingness to receive information and doubted a foreign source would try to give him information.
  • foreign: Still, he defended his willingness to receive information and doubted a foreign source would try to give him information.

Pompeo again blames Iran for tanker attacks but insists 'we don't want war'

  • secretary: The United States does not want to go to war with Iran, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said on Sunday, following an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week.
  • stress: He stressed a need for diplomacy and said American officials are reaching out to their foreign counterparts.
  • resident: P resident Trump has done everything he can to avoid war.
  • inflammatory: The president has been accused of beating the drum of war with recent inflammatory statements against Iran.
  • intelligence: The intelligence community has lots of data, lots of evidence.

World Cup 2019: Nigeria on 'changing mentality' of women's football in Africa

  • mentality: World Cup 2019: Nigeria on 'changing mentality' of women's football in Africa- BBC Sport.
  • mentality: World Cup 2019: Nigeria on 'changing mentality' of women's football in Africa.
  • qualify: Nigeria are the only African country to qualify for every Women's World Cup since 1991.
  • mentality: Women's football in Africa is not as popular as it is in Europe, says Oshoala, who adds " the mentality is really, really down ".
  • stick: Ordega, 25, has played football in Russia, Sweden, America, Australia, Spain and China, and was once told by her mother she would never get married if she decided to stick with football.

Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr cools title talk

  • mix: Champions in 2013, expectations are high as the Super Eagles return to the mix after missing back-to-back tournaments in 2015 and 2017.
  • philosophy: To say we have to win the Afcon is not my philosophy because we are a very young team.
  • period: We are only making a return after a period of absence so we have to play with happiness and enthusiasm in Egypt.
  • survive: Captain John Mikel Obi along with Ahmed Musa and Kenneth Omeruo are the only surviving members from the class of 2013.
  • forward: Alex Iwobi is young but brings experience in the forwards.

The Latest: Activists say shelving bill is not enough

  • express: Geng Shuang said Saturday that the Chinese government " expresses support, respect and understanding" for Lam's decision.
  • withdraw: Activists have demanded she withdraw it entirely, apologize and step down.
  • withdraw: A leader of the Civil Human Rights Front, Jimmy Sham, called on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to withdraw the bill entirely and to apologize for the use of potentially deadly force by police in clashes earlier this week.
  • violence: Lam defended the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and other measures by police as necessary and said she wanted no more violence.
  • withdraw: She said she would not withdraw the bill, asking for another chance to convince the public it was needed.

Ebola outbreak in five graphics

  • victim: The two victims who died in Uganda had travelled across the border from DR Congo after caring for an elderly male relative before his death from Ebola.
  • disinfect: Although the current outbreak has not yet spread to Uganda, thousands of people cross the border to and from DR Congo every day and health officials are screening travellers to check their temperature and disinfect their hands.
  • village: The latter occurred in a village near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name.
  • warn: The WHO has warned the world is entering " a new phase" where large outbreaks of such deadly diseases are a " new normal ".
  • victim: Even funerals of Ebola victims can be a risk, if mourners have direct contact with the body of the deceased.

'We don't take it lightly': What we know about oil tanker blasts and Donald Trump&apo...

  • explosive: An investigation blamed explosive sea mines, and Saudi Arabia and the United States blamed Iran.
  • rhetoric: 'We don't take it lightly': What we know about oil tanker blasts and Donald Trump's escalating rhetoric on Iran.
  • rhetoric: What we know about oil tanker blasts and Donald Trump's escalating rhetoric on Iran.
  • obtain: TOPSHOT- A picture obtained by AFP from Iranian News Agency ISNA on June 13, 2019 reportedly shows fire and smoke billowing from Norwegian owned Front Altair tanker said to have been attacked in the waters of the Gulf of Oman.
  • smoke: TOPSHOT- A picture obtained by AFP from Iranian News Agency ISNA on June 13, 2019 reportedly shows fire and smoke billowing from Norwegian owned Front Altair tanker said to have been attacked in the waters of the Gulf of Oman.

Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

  • lifeline: O fficials, analysts and media commentators on Friday hammered home the importance of the Strait of Hormuz for Asia, calling it a crucial lifeline, and there was deep interest in more details about the still-sketchy attack and what the United States and Iran would do in the aftermath.
  • vulnerable: This could make Asia vulnerable to supply disruptions from U.S.-Iran tensions or violence in the strait.
  • violence: This could make Asia vulnerable to supply disruptions from U.S.-Iran tensions or violence in the strait.
  • strait: This could make Asia vulnerable to supply disruptions from U.S.-Iran tensions or violence in the strait.
  • strait: The attack comes months after Iran threatened to shut down the strait to retaliate against U.S. economic sanctions, which tightened in April when the Trump administration decided to end sanctions exemptions for the five biggest importers of Iranian oil, which included China and U.S. allies South Korea and Japan.

The Latest: Iran urges regional dialogue to ease tensions

  • urge: The Late st: Iran urges regional dialogue to ease tensions.
  • urgent: Iran's U.N. Mission is calling for an urgent dialogue among all countries in the Persian Gulf region to ease tensions following attacks on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
  • violation: It is a violation of international law and it's a criminal act," Al-Otaibi said.
  • impartial: Everybody wants an impartial and objective investigation," he said, adding that there was no discussion on who should conduct it and no discussion of evidence.
  • weapon: Iran, however, has the weapons, the expertise and the requisite intelligence information to pull this off," he said.

Migrants rush to enter Mexico ahead of security crackdown demanded by Trump

  • witness: The deployment was due to begin on Wednesday though witnesses saw no signs of the deployment.
  • violence: Half a dozen more floated toward Mexico crowded with Central Americans fleeing gang violence and poverty.
  • hustle: Anxious and exhausted from days of travel since they fled El Salvador, they hustled on.

A Hydrogen-Station Fire in Norway Doesn't Mean the Fuel Is Inherently Unsafe

  • vehicle: Reportedly, Hyundai and Toyota have stopped selling hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in Norway while the investigation continues.
  • unique: That means, as with a fire at a gasoline station or a battery-electric car burning down a garage, no one yet knows the unique factors that triggered the ignition.
  • vehicle: Other reports claim that Toyota and Hyundai have halted sales of their fuel-cell vehicles in Norway, but if true, sales of new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in Norway aren't much lower than they are across Southern California, where they're in the hundreds at most, and the publication Norway News in English reports there are currently only about 170 privately owned hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in that country.
  • vehicle: Other reports claim that Toyota and Hyundai have halted sales of their fuel-cell vehicles in Norway, but if true, sales of new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in Norway aren't much lower than they are across Southern California, where they're in the hundreds at most, and the publication Norway News in English reports there are currently only about 170 privately owned hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in that country.
  • vehicle: Other reports claim that Toyota and Hyundai have halted sales of their fuel-cell vehicles in Norway, but if true, sales of new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in Norway aren't much lower than they are across Southern California, where they're in the hundreds at most, and the publication Norway News in English reports there are currently only about 170 privately owned hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in that country.

House committee subpoenas Flynn, Gates in Russia probe

  • witness: Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday the committee is examining " deep counterintelligence concerns" raised in special counsel Robert Mueller's report and" requires speaking directl y" with Flynn and Gates, who were important witnesses for Mueller's investigation.
  • witness: The American people, and the Congress, deserve to hear directly from these two critical witnesses," the California Democrat said in a statement.
  • witness: We hope these witnesses come to recognize their cooperation as being with the United States, not merely the Department of Justic e.

Hong Kong protesters attack Britain's response to erosion of rights as government shuts offices

  • violence: Hong Kong demonstrators are calling on the UK to voice stronger opposition against the controversial extradition that triggered mass protests and rare scenes of violence.
  • thoroughfare: Some helped to clear rubbish while traffic resumed on main thoroughfares.
  • urge: The UK has repeatedly urged China to uphold the 1997 bilateral treaty.
  • warn: Now MPs and experts alike have warned the UK must recalibrate its approach toward China, taking stock of other concerns over economic ties.

Trump says he'd 'want to hear' foreign dirt on his rivals

  • undermine: Mueller painstakingly documented Russian efforts to boost Trump's campaign and undermine that of his Democratic rival.
  • undermine: An American President should not seek their aid and abet those who seek to undermine democrac y.
  • undermine: An American President should not seek their aid and abet those who seek to undermine democracy," Biden tweeted.

Pat McGrath is launching a 36-shade foundation line

  • trinity: The " trinity," as the brand calls it, is finally due to launch in July, following 25 years of research.
  • liner: Foundation is a big milestone for the Pat McGrath Labs brand, which has seen huge success since it first hit the scene in 2015, before the star announced the launch of a permanent, 'unlimited' collection spanning lipsticks, lip liners, eyeliners and eyeshadows in 2017.
  • clamor: Over recent years, beauty brands have clamored to satisfy consumer demand for diversity regarding foundation shades: recent examples include Tarte Cosmetics, which unveiled a new 50-shade foundation line earlier this year, and Morphe, which made its entrance into the world of foundation with a 60-strong range of shades back in January.

House panel votes to hold top US officials in contempt

  • satisfy: The Justice Department said officials had " engaged in good-faith efforts" to satisfy the committee's oversight needs and labeled the contempt vote" unnecessary and premature.
  • premature: The Justice Department said officials had " engaged in good-faith efforts" to satisfy the committee's oversight needs and labeled the contempt vote" unnecessary and premature.
  • census: Action to hold Barr and Ross in contempt on the census issue would be a political blow but would not necessarily result in real punishment since the men are unlikely to go to jail or be arrested.
  • census: Democrats fear the citizenship question will reduce census participation in immigrant-heavy communities and result in a severe undercount of minority voters.
  • census: They say they want specific documents to determine why Ross added the question to the 2020 census and contend the administration has declined to provide the documents despite repeated requests.

Why African football boss Ahmad was called in by French investigators

  • vendetta: They are part of a vendetta being instigated by a former senior Caf employee against Caf and its president.
  • instigate: They are part of a vendetta being instigated by a former senior Caf employee against Caf and its president.
  • reimburse: The BBC and Josimar have seen emails which appear to indicate that an affiliate company of Tactical Steel, set up in March 2018, was also involved in supplying Caf and that some payments from Caf were sent to a bank account in Dubai used by the affiliate and subsequently reimbursed to its regular bank in France.
  • forgery: Prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux, from the French city of Marseille, described the interview as " part of a probe into corruption, breach of trust and forgery ".
  • proximity: The Caf President only introduced the company Tactical Steel because of the apparent absence of any other alternative," added the statement, citing Toulon's proximity to Morocco" to ensure swift... transport of the equipment "," the short notice perio d " and" end-of-year holiday constraints ".

iRobot's Super Popular Roomba Vacuum is 40% Off Today

  • vacuum: While owning a robotic vacuum is as life-changing as it seems, there is one caveat.
  • vacuum: Thankfully, robotic vacuums exist and make it possible for you to enjoy your free time without living in a pit of filth.
  • vacuum: The deal only lasts until the end of the day, so go ahead, add this vacuum to your cart and start thinking about all the things you want to do with your free time.

China extradition clashes plunge Hong Kong into historic violence

  • rubber: Hong Kong (AFP)- Hong Kong was rocked Wednesday by the worst political unrest since its handover to China, as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters who tried to storm parliament and blocked roads in the financial hub.
  • storm: Hong Kong (AFP)- Hong Kong was rocked Wednesday by the worst political unrest since its handover to China, as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters who tried to storm parliament and blocked roads in the financial hub.
  • postpone: Clashes broke out hours after tens of thousands of people seized key arteries in the morning rush hour and surrounded the city's parliament, forcing lawmakers to postpone a debate on the proposed law.
  • baton: Police earlier used tear gas, rubber bullets and batons to battle crowds of black-clad demonstrators-- most of them young people and students-- demanding authorities scrap the Beijing-backed law.
  • convulse: Hong Kong has been convulsed by political unrest in recent years as fears surge that Beijing is trying to stamp on the city's unique freedoms and culture.

The family vacation planning guide for parents who hate to plan

  • vacation: If you hate to plan, your last family vacation probably was filled with chaos.
  • misadventure: Another thing my Colorado misadventure taught me: don't wait too long to make plans.
  • vacation: The family vacation planning guide for parents who hate to plan.
  • vacation: In a recent survey conducted by Alamo Rent a Car, only 43 percent of families said they planned their vacations more than five months in advance.
  • visualize: An electronic calendar can help you visualize every flight, every car rental, every hotel room, every day trip.

Dominican Republic authorities seek to calm fears following resort-related incidents

  • chronology: Here is a chronology of everything that has happened since last year.
  • pulmonary: Officials later concluded that Harrison died of a heart attack and pulmonary edema.
  • lateral: Medical records she provided from a local clinic further detailed" a pain in the dorsal and lateral region of the tongue, accompanied with vomiting... with a frequency of two occasions following the ( ingestion) of a liquid approximately thirty minutes ago.
  • lifeless: My lifeless body was drug down concrete stairs to an underground waste water area.
  • pulmonary: Authorities said they found medication for high blood pressure and concluded that the couple had died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema.

Helicopter crash pilot 'tried to land on the building to save people on the ground,' airpo...

  • flinch: When faced with danger, Timothy McCormack, the pilot who died in a helicopter crash in New York, was not one to flinch.
  • incinerate: The crash resulted in a fire that all but incinerated the helicopter.
  • foggy: Most helicopter pilots knew not to fly in the foggy conditions, said Mike I sler, a helicopter pilot and aerial film producer who is based at Linden Airport.

Using tech to improve Africa's logistics industry

  • tricycle: He told the BBC: " I want people to see me and not believe I am a tricycle rider.
  • improve: Using tech to improve Africa's logistics industry- BBC News.
  • struggle: Industries can make a variety of goods, but they struggle to transport them safely and quickly to customers without established networks.
  • transport: Industries can make a variety of goods, but they struggle to transport them safely and quickly to customers without established networks.
  • manufacturer: A call centre of staff is able to monitor truck deliveries enroute in real-time and communicate directly with drivers, manufacturers and distributors, aided by GPS satellite positioning.

United Technologies and Raytheon poised for merger

  • aeronautics: Washington (AFP)- Raytheon and United Technologies, two major American aeronautics and defense groups, are poised to announce as early this week plans for a massive merger, according to US media.
  • aeronautics: The Wall Street Journal revealed on Saturday, citing an anonymous source, that talks have been under way between the two pillars of the aeronautics and defense industries worldwide.
  • aeronautics: United Technologies is a big player in the aeronautics industry with its Pratt and Whitney engines, which are used in civil and military aircraft, including the F-35 multi-role fighter, considered one of the most advanced combat aircraft in the world.
  • pneumatic: Collins Aerospace makes parts for aircraft engines, internal and external lighting for aircraft, seats, brakes, landing gear and pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical equipment.
  • hydraulic: Collins Aerospace makes parts for aircraft engines, internal and external lighting for aircraft, seats, brakes, landing gear and pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical equipment.

Trump pulls Mexico tariff threat while claiming deal over migrants reached

  • incalculable: Tariffs on Mexico would have needlessly harmed the Texas economy is incalculable ways.
  • vindictive: More: Trump calls Nancy Pelosi 'nasty, vindictive, horrible person,' after prison remark.
  • horrible: More: Trump calls Nancy Pelosi 'nasty, vindictive, horrible person,' after prison remark.

Malawi Protesters Clash with Police as Election Results Challenged

  • referee: M EC, instead of being a natural referee in these elections, it was MEC that was in the forefront of rigging these elections," said Ezekiel Ching'oma, spokesperson for the opposition Malawi Congress Party.
  • privy: At this stage, it will be me and her who are privy to the contents," Chilima said.
  • perplex: Humphreys Mvula, a political analyst based in Malawi's commercial capital, Blantyre, was perplexed by the alleged use of the eraser fluid.

Gay Tour Group Stirs Controversy in Ethiopia

  • clientele: A tour company with a mainly gay clientele is facing backlash over plans to visit religious sites in Ethiopia..
  • clientele: It was founded in 1990 primarily catering to all-male, gay clientele but has since expanded to include men and women, regardless of sexual orientation.
  • light-hearted: The post included a light-hearted play on words, saying, " We will rock you," in reference to the song by music group Queen.

Hemeti - the warlord who may control Sudan’s future

  • violence: Hemeti has said that the use of force was necessary in Darfur in order to protect its civilians and an " independent investigatio n " will be launched into the military's use of violence in Khartoum.
  • village: The army fought back, joined by paramilitary forces including the infamous Janjaweed, who were accused of riding their camels and horses into villages, killing the men, raping the women and stealing whatever they could find.
  • witness: Despite witnessing Hemeti's alleged brutality in both Darfur and Khartoum, the unarmed protesters say they will not give up their fight.
  • clan: Hemeti grew up in a Chadian Arab clan, fleeing war to live in Darfur in the 1980s.
  • urge: However, Saudi Arabia has said it is concerned with developments in the region and urged the two sides to engage in dialogue.

The return of Sudan's feared 'Janjaweed'

  • violence: Now they have brought their violence to the streets of the capital.
  • notorious: There they were known as the Janjaweed and became notorious for atrocities inflicted on the civilian population.
  • guise: The Transitional Military Council has scrapped the agreements reached with the opposition Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) under the guise of speeding up the transition to full democratic elections.
  • retire: Don't be surprised to see senior figures from the TMC " retiring" from the military and standing as civilian candidates.
  • dissipate: As the shockwaves of Mr Bashir's overthrow dissipated the old politics of Sudan re-emerged.