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DR Congo

Great Lakes Briefing Notes 03 March 1997

(Excerpt) 1. ZAIRE (see also Great Lakes Crisis) Thousands of refugees are on the road halfway between Kisangani and Tingi Tingi. The head of the 50 km long column of refugees was about 100 kms from...

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Ecuador

Drought affects 34,000 people in southern Ecuador

A prolonged period of low rainfall in southwest Ecuador has led to an acute drought in the provinces of Loja and El Oro, near the Peruvian border. Several activities by the UN system have already...

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Rwanda

Kofi Annan calls for creative solutions

DATE=3/3/97 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-210844 TITLE=U-N / RWANDA / ZAIRE (L ONLY) BYLINE=GILLIAN SHARPE DATELINE=THE HAGUE CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: U-N SECRETARY GENERAL KOFI ANNAN HAS...

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Tajikistan

Tajikistan peace talks supsended

DATE=3/3/97 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-210848 TITLE=TAJIK TALKS (L-ONLY) BYLINE=PETER HEINLEIN DATELINE=MOSCOW CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: A U-N MEDIATOR SAYS TALKS ON ENDING TAJIKISTAN'S...

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DR Congo

Zairian Human Rights Body Speaks of Rebel Atrocities

Paul Ejime PANA Staff Correspondent KINSHASA, Zaire (PANA) - The Zairian Human Rights Association (AZADHO) has accused rebels led by Laurent Kabila of committing atrocities and massacres in the...

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Liberia

Liberian Peace Process Irreversible

Paul Ejime PANA Staff Correspondent TRIPOLI, Libya (PANA) - Liberian Foreign Minister Monie Captan says the march to peace in his war-torn country is irreversible and nothing should be done to derail...

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DR Congo

Lifeline to Refugees severed as aid workers are evacuated

Report #23 Contact: Kirk Day (202) 828-0110 Refugees in eastern Zaire have once again been cut off from life-saving assistance by fighting between Zairian government troops and rebel forces. Weakened...

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Iraq

IRAQ: Oil Income, Too Little, Too Late?

By Dilip Hiro LONDON, Mar 3 (IPS) - Two and a half months on from the supposed partial lifting of sanctions on Iraq, the first delivery of urgently needed aid under the so-called oil-for-food pact...

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DR Congo

UN suspends relief operations around Tingi-Tingi

DATE=3/3/97 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-210837 TITLE=U-N / ZAIRE (L ONLY) BYLINE=DOUGLAS ROBERTS DATELINE=GENEVA CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: U-N OFFICIALS CONFIRMED MONDAY THAT AROUND...

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Sierra Leone

CCSL Relief & Rehabilitation Programme

A L E R T Geneva, March 3, 1997 Dear Friends, During the 5-year war, half of Sierra Leone's population was displaced, either as IDP's or refugees. The majority of people are now returning home. While...

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DR Congo

IRIN Emergency Update No. 113 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 Subject: Great Lakes: IRIN Update 113 for 3...

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DR Congo

Rebel Leader Has His Forces Ready to Attack Key City

Zairean rebel leader, Laurent-Desire Kabila, says his forces are poised to attack the key regional city of Kisangani after taking two towns in weekend fighting. Africa correspondent Ben Wilson...

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DR Congo

World Scrambles as an African Giant Crumbles

Judith Matloff, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor JOHANNESBURG -- Rebels waging an uprising in eastern Zaire are on the verge of two coveted victories, leaving the crumbling regime of...

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DR Congo

Withdrawal of humanitarian personnel from Kisangani

United Nations Humanitarian Agencies express their deep concern over conditions affecting the delivery of emergency assistance to affected populations, displaced persons and Rwandese refugees in...

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DR Congo

More Than 100-Thousand Fled Tingi-Tingi Camp

DATE=3/2/97 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-210785 TITLE=ZAIRE/REBELS (S) BYLINE=PURNELL MURDOCK DATELINE«IDJAN CONTENT= VOICED AT: /// EDITORS: PLEASE UPDATE INTRO WITH THE LATEST CN-ITEM /// ...

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Uganda

A New Arms Controversy May Be Brewing in South Africa

DATE=3/2/97 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-210791 TITLE=SAF/SUDAN (S ONLY) BYLINE=ALEX BELIDA DATELINE=JOHANNESBURG CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: A NEW ARMS SALES CONTROVERSY MAY BE BREWING IN SOUTH...

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DR Congo

Hutus massacred in Zaire, human rights group claims

Copyright (c) 1997 Reuter Information Service KINSHASA (Mar 2, 1997 6:55 p.m. EST) -- Hutus reportedly have been massacred in rebel-held eastern Zaire on a large scale, Zaire's main human rights...

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Iran

Aftershocks Jolt Iran, Quake toll rises to 554

4:47 PM EST TEHRAN, Iran (Reuter) - Two aftershocks Sunday damaged property and caused panic among survivors of an earthquake that killed 554 people and made more than 35,000 homeless in mountainous...

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Afghanistan

NGOs Do Less in Kabul until Clear if Women Can Work

KABUL, March 2 (Reuter) - A number of non-governmental aid agencies have reduced their programmes in Kabul until the position of their female employees has benn clarified, a spokesman for the aid...

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