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DR Congo

Zaire Watch News Briefs 8 Apr 1997

Rocket and mortar fire has been heard in the outskirts of Lubumbashi. One observer has reported that he believed the mortars were 120 mm. Heavy gunfire has also been reported. Preliminary reports are...

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Rwanda

Update No. 97/03 on ICRC activities in Rwanda

Over 100,000 detainees registered by the ICRC The ICRC's activities in Rwanda continued gradually to return to normal during the past few weeks. Delegates restarted their visits to between one and...

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DPRK

World Vision Fact Sheet on DPRK

Background: In late July of 1996 the country was affected by floods for the second year in succession, though the severity was not comparable to the devastation caused by floods in 1995, when 5.2...

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DR Congo

Fleeing a Sinking Ship

ZAIRE-POLITICS: by Allan Peters CHILILABOMBWE, Zambia, Apr 8 (IPS) - For the past few days, most of the traffic at the border post near here has been one-way, involving Zaireans and expatriates...

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DR Congo

UNHCR Preparing to Airlift Rwandan Refugees from Kisangani

*97040801.AAF (Air repatriation may be largest ever) (470) By Wendy Lubetkin USIA European Correspondent GENEVA -- The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has begun preparations for one of...

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Rwanda

Grave Doubts about the Fairness of the First Trials

AI INDEX: AFR/47/13/97 News Service: 56/97 RWANDA: GRAVE DOUBTS ABOUT THE FAIRNESS OF THE FIRST TRIALS The first trials of people charged with genocide and other crimes against humanity in Rwanda...

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DPRK

North Korean Famine Aid Stepped Up

TOKYO (Reuter) - International relief efforts for North Korea gathered pace Tuesday as fears about its military intentions gave way to urgent action to avert the "hell" of a severe famine. ...

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DR Congo

IRIN Emergency Update No. 145 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 - Fighting was reported...

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DR Congo

Rebel Forces Close in on Zaire's Second Largest City

The forces of rebel leader, Laurent Kabila, are closing in on the Zaire's second largest city, provoking panic among Government soldiers who are supposed to be defending the town. Africa...

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DR Congo

Loyalist Troops Say Zaire Rebels Repulsed

LUBUMBASHI, Zaire (Reuter) - Diehard members of Zaire's collapsing army said Tuesday they had repulsed an attempt by rebels to seize the copper city of Lubumbasha, which was rocked by explosions and...

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Albania

Albania Civil Crisis

Co-ordinating Office Action by Churches Together (ACT) is a worldwide network of Churches and their related agencies meeting human need through co-ordinated emergency response and common identity...

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Tanzania

Assistance to refugees in Kibondo, Tanzania

Co-ordinating Office Action by Churches Together (ACT) is a worldwide network of Churches and their related agencies meeting human need through co-ordinated emergency response and common identity...

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DR Congo

Great Lakes Crisis At a Glance 7 Apr 1997

Alliance leaders agree to airlift Rwandan refugees via the Zairian town of Kisangani; UNHCR prepares for the evacuation of refugees. Refugees continue to arrive at Ubundu town and head toward...

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DR Congo

Zaire Watch News Briefs 7 Apr 1997

Reuter is reporting that Zairean soldiers still in Lubumbashi are switching sides, joining the ADFL, and awaiting the arrival of ADFL forces into the city. ADFL forces are said to be within 30 km of...

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Albania

Albania Wants Troop Deployment Speeded Up

TIRANA (Reuter) - Albania voiced concern Monday about the slow pace of plans to deploy an Italian-led force in the anarchic state as Rome's government faced political turmoil over sending troops. ...

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DR Congo

Crisis in Central Africa Update 7 Apr 1997

UPDATE: April 7, 1997 A partial solution to the plight of refugees denied entry to Kisangani appears to have been reached over the weekend, as the ADFL agreed to UN and other requests to allow at...

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