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Zaire watch news briefs 1 Apr 1997

Military Police in Lubumbashi have been disarming retreating Zairean army soldiers to prevent looting of the city. The soldiers seized a train while fleeing the rebel advance on Kamina and were...

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Sudan

Sudan says rebels haven't captured northeast district

KHARTOUM (Apr 1, 1997 1:02 p.m. EST) - A Sudanese spokesman on Tuesday denied rebels had captured the northeast district of Agigi and said the army had destroyed Eritrean and Ugandan tanks helping...

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DR Congo

IRIN Emergency Update No. 140 on the Great Lakes

UNITED NATIONS Department of Humanitarian Affairs Integrated Regional Information Network for the Great Lakes Tel: +254 2 622147 Fax: +254 2 622129 e-mail: irin@dha.unon.org UNHCR field workers today...

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DR Congo

UNHCR Racing to Save Surviving Refugees in Zaire

(WFP says hundreds of bodies line roadsides south of Kisangani) (430) By Wendy Lubetkin USIA European Correspondent GENEVA -- Describing the refugee situation in Zaire as "catastrophic," the U.N...

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DPRK

U.N. Program to Double Call for N.Korea Aid

WASHINGTON (Reuter) - The U.N. World Food Program planned to double its appeal for aid to North Korea after recent inspections found the potential for starvation "quite rapidly on a massive scale,"...

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Albania

Italy to Press on with Albania Force, Patrols

11:16 AM EST ROME (Reuter) - Italy said Tuesday that it would press ahead with plans to lead an international security force to troubled Albania despite mounting domestic pressure to think again...

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Albania

Albania: Italy Acknowledges Risk Of Aid Mission

Rome, 1 April 1997 (RFE/RL) - Italy's Defense Minister, Beniamino Andreatta, today acknowledged a multi-national security mission into Albania will be risky, but he said it will go ahead within 10...

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DR Congo

Push-back Imperils Refugees

Report #28 Contact: David Shorr (202) 828-0110 In the last few days, conditions for the refugees south of Kisangani have become much worse than they already were. The ADFL-ordered closing of the...

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DR Congo

Zaire rebels claim more territory ahead of peace talks

In Zaire, rebels claim they have captured more territory ahead of peace talks with the government. Reports from Zaire say the rebels seized the town of Kamina in mineral-rich Shaba province in their...

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Rwanda

Rwanda builds homes for returning refugees

UNDP Flash! The Government of Rwanda will build at least 1,000 homes for refugees returning from Tanzania. Canada will contribute about $1.8 million to the project, to be carried out by UNDP. The new...

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Angola

Security Council Extends Angola Mission until 16 April 1997

SC/6349 Resolution 1102 (1997), Adopted Unanimously, Requests Report on Status of New Government by 14 April Welcoming the decision of the Government of Angola to install the Government of Unity and...

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DR Congo

IRIN Emergency Update No. 139 on the Great Lakes

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

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DR Congo

U.S. contributes new funds for eastern Zaire refugees

*97033103.AAF (3/31 statement by Acting Spokesman John Dinger) (300) WASHINGTON -- State Department Acting Spokesman John Dinger announced March 31 that the United States is contributing $3 million...

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Albania

Albania Mourns Refugees, Italy Prepares Force

TIRANA, Albania (Reuter) - Albania declared a day of mourning Monday for refugees drowned in a shipwreck off Italy, battering Rome's image as it organized a multinational force to protect aid to the...

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DR Congo

Refugees in Zaire Urged to Move by Deadline

GOMA, Zaire (Reuter) - Aid workers urged 20,000 Rwandan refugees Monday to trek south of the rebel-held northeastern capital of Kisangani for their own security in line with a rebel deadline. Rebels...

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DR Congo

Zaire watch news briefs 31 Mar 1997

Mr. Mwanze Kongolo, speaking for the ADFL, says ADFL forces are now within 60 km of Mbuji-Mayi. He is predicting that either Lubumbashi or Mbuji-Mayi would be taken during this week. Foreigners in...

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