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31 Aug 2006 description

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15 Apr 2005 description

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VENEZUELA: TENSION ON THE COLOMBIAN BORDER

March was a tense month on the Venezuelan Alto-Pure border, in particular in El Nula where the presence of armed groups intensified. On 10 March, in response to the insecurity, local civil society groups, including JRS Venezuela, organised a protest condemning the presence of armed Colombian groups, extortion and kidnapping.

The protest was widely covered by the national media.

30 Nov 2004 description

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BURUNDI: SUCCESS OF ELECTIONS CONTINGENT ON DISARMAMENT AND MILITARY DISCIPLINE

Despite numerous delays dating back since Burundi's largest rebel group the FDD entered into a peace agreement with the government in November 2003, the process of demobilization and reintegration of both former rebel groups and the national army is scheduled to begin at the end of this month.

15 Sep 2004 description

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

ANGOLA: REPATRIATION SPEEDS UP BUT FOOD AID RATIONS CUT

On Friday 27 August, the Angolan Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Luanda held a meeting to update NGOs on issues relating to the repatriation of Angolan refugees from neighbouring countries in southern Africa. Weekly and twice weekly convoys have started from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia to various cities in around Angola.

31 Jul 2002 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 116)