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Great Lakes Briefing Notes

We are encouraged by reports from NGOs in Kisangani that the Alliance has authorised the transport of remaining food and other relief supplies to Ubundu for distribution to the refugees. The Catholic...

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DR Congo

Support Group For Former Zairean Envoy In France

KINSHASA, Zaire (PANA) - Journalists in Kishasa have created a support committee for the former Zairian Ambassador to France, Ramazan Baya, whose trial for a fatal traffic offence opens in France on...

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DR Congo

Great Lakes Regional Update No. 50

EASTERN ZAIRE UNICEF Goma this morning reported that the first humanitarian evacuation of unaccompanied children (UAC) from Tingi-Tingi took place yesterday. 16 Rwandan children - aged between 6...

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DR Congo

Angolan troops join Zaire war

Jonas Savimbi's men are fighting in Zaire on Mobutu's side -- and Angolan government troops have joined the rebels. CHRIS MCGREAL reports from Kinshasa ANGOLAN combatants are using both sides in...

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DR Congo

Zaireans in Rebel City Call for New President

10:41 AM EST KISANGANI, Zaire (Reuter) - Supporters of Zairian rebel chief Laurent Kabila paraded in triumph to celebrate his capture of Zaire's third largest city Kisangani and called for an end to...

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DR Congo

IRIN Emergency Update No. 130 on the Great Lakes

UNITED NATIONS Department of Humanitarian Affairs Integrated Regional Information Network Tel: +254 2 622147 Fax: +254 2 622129 e-mail: irin@dha.unon.org - As rebels continued their advance across...

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DR Congo

France calls on rebels to agree to cease fire

France, the only western country still supporting the Zairean government, has called for rebels who have captured a quarter of the country to agree a ceasefire. The move came as the rebels declared...

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DR Congo

Angolan troops fight in Zaire

TUESDAY, 1.00PM: ANGOLAN soldiers are fighting on both sides of the Zaire combat -- with Unita supporting the Mobutu government and the Angolan government helping the rebels. Unita is repaying an old...

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DR Congo

Panic in Zaire

CAPITAL MORALE has plunged in Kinshasa, with rumours that Mobutu Sese Seko has died and that army generals, who are known to have been in meetings since Saturday, are plotting to take over. Thousands...

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Bi-Monthly Information Report No.3

Period covered: 1-17 March 1997 This report has been prepared by the office of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Sierra Leone SECURITY 1. It has been reported that the military and the...

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DR Congo

Great Lakes Crisis at a glance 17 Mar 1997

High Commissioner urges warring factions to allow humanitarian workers full access to refugees in Ubundu in east central Zaire in the wake of latest advance by the Alliance of Democratic Forces for...

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DR Congo

Hundreds of Zaire Troops Surrender Arms

4:49 PM EST KISANGANI, Zaire (Reuter) - Hundreds of Zairian government troops handed their weapons over to victorious rebels Monday in Kisangani, Zaire's third largest city, as the central government...

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DR Congo

UN Agency Wants Access to Refugees in Zaire

Monday March 17 3:57 PM EST NAIROBI (Reuter) - U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata Monday urged warring factions to give aid workers access to hundreds of thousands of exhausted refugees...

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DR Congo

IRIN Emergency Update No. 129 on the Great Lakes

UNITED NATIONS Department of Humanitarian Affairs Integrated Regional Information Network Tel: +254 2 622147 Fax: +254 2 622129 e-mail: irin@dha.unon.org - Zairean rebels of the Alliance of...

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DR Congo

Threat to Mobutu Rises After Kisangani's Fall

2:44 AM EST KISANGANI, Zaire (Reuter) - President Mobutu Sese Seko's prospects of holding onto power in Zaire looked significantly weaker after rebels seized the key city of Kisangani and were...

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DR Congo

Food aid looted in Kisangani

DATE=3/17/97 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-211586 TITLE=ZAIRE AID LOOTED (L-ONLY) BYLINE=SONYA LAURENCE GREEN DATELINE=NAIROBI CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: RETREATING ZAIREAN TROOPS ARE REPORTED...

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DR Congo

Zaire rebels push on to new target

Zaire's rebels are pushing on towards their latest objective, the country's second largest city, Lubumbashi, following their victory over government forces in the battle for Kisangani. Africa...

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DR Congo

Rebels Weaken Mobutu's Hold on Zaire

7:25 AM EST KISANGANI, Zaire (Reuter) - Ailing President Mobutu Sese Seko's prospects of holding onto power in Zaire looked significantly weaker on Monday, two days after rebels seized the key city...

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