The Zairian government is attempting to ethnically cleanse eastern Zaire of Banyamulenge, ethnic Tutsi of Rwandan ancestry, who have lived in eastern Zaire for over 200 years. There are approximately 400,000 Banyamulenge living in the area between Bukavu and Uvira in eastern Zaire who are at risk. The international community, with strong U.S. leadership, must send a clear message that this is unacceptable. However, if there is an exodus, a rapid response is essential and adequate assistance and protection must be made available to help the vulnerable.
From Segun Adeyemi; PANA Correspondent
TITLE=ANGOLA/THE "SHAKE-SHAKE" ECONOMY
INTRO: ANGOLA'S ECONOMY
HAS BEEN RAVAGED BY 20-YEARS OF CIVIL
WAR AND POLITICAL INSTABILITY. NOW, AS AN INTERNATIONALLY-BACKED
PEACE PROCESS NEARS ITS FINAL PHASE, ECONOMIC CONDITIONS HAVE
WORSENED, THREATENING THE POLITICAL AND MILITARY RECONCILIATION
EFFORT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND ITS FORMER REBEL RIVALS IN THE
INTRO: U-S SECRETARY OF
STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER MAKES A BRIEF
STOPOVER IN ANGOLA MONDAY AS HE CONCLUDES HIS FIRST EXTENDED TOUR
OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. HIS VISIT COMES AT A CRUCIAL TIME IN THE
PEACE PROCESS THAT ENDED TWO DECADES OF CIVIL WAR. YET MR.
CHRISTOPHER WILL NOT MEET THE ONE MAN WHOSE ACTION CAN AFFECT
THE FATE OF THAT ENTIRE PROCESS. V-O-A SOUTHERN AFRICA
SARAY KHOEJA, Afghanistan (Reuter) - Local fighters turned on the purist Islamic Taleban militia near the Bagram air base just north of Kabul Friday, two weeks after it took the Afghan capital, villagers said.
Fleeing villagers said men from Saray Khoeja, which is on the main road north from Kabul that leads to the Taleban front lines some 90 minutes drive away, had attacked the Taleban just after 9 a.m.
More than 30 minutes later, the fighting was still going on, a Reuters photographer reported.
WHAT: All non-Afghan CARE staff in Kabul will be evacuated today for the second time in two weeks due to fighting between Taliban forces and the troops of the former Defense Minister, Ahmad Shah Mas'ud, 50 miles north of the city. Two CARE staff, one man and one woman, will leave for Peshawar until the situation becomes more clear.
that, since he took office six months ago, his Government had been preoccupied with establishing peace and rebuilding the
economic and social infrastructure.
Sierra Leone had been embroiled in a war with a rebel group calling itself the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) since 1991, he
explained. While there still was no signed peace agreement between the State of Sierra Leone and the RUF, he believed that
From Segun Adeyemi; PANA Correspondent
NEW YORK, United Nations, (PANA) - The chairman of Liberia's Council of State, Ruth Perry, has described the support of the international community for the country's peace process as slow and inadequate, and appealed for more assistance.
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York Thursday, Perry particularly criticised the lack of a strong support for the Nigeria-led sub-regional peacekeeping force, ECOMOG.
Kabul, 10 October 1996 (RFE/RL) -- The United Nations ordered most of its foreign staff to evacuate Kabul today as fighting between the Taliban militia and soldiers loyal to the deposed government appeared to draw closer to the Afghan capital.
TITLE=UN/ANGOLA (L ONLY)
INTRO: DIPLOMATS URGED THE
UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL TODAY
(WEDNESDAY) TO SEE THAT ANGOLA CONTINUES ON THE ROAD TO PEACE.
V-O-A'S JOE CHAPMAN REPORTS FROM NEW YORK.
TEXT: DIPLOMATS FROM MORE
THAN 30 COUNTRIES TOLD THE U-N
SECURITY COUNCIL IT MUST SEND A CLEAR AND UNAMBIGUOUS MESSAGE TO
Catherine Bertini, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme -- the largest relief agency in Afghanistan -- has announced that in view of recent events in Afghanistan humanitarian operations could be threatened and must be reassessed.
The World Food Programme has stopped distributing dry food rations in parts of strife-torn Liberia because of fear of attack by faction fighters on the civilian population, leaving tens of thousands of hungry people without food.
10 October 1996
Following is the text of a statement issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali:
What are farmers doing, ploughing and sowing away amid the ruins? How can tender green shoots of wheat be growing in the war-ravaged earth of the southern Caucasus?
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ICRC NEWS 40
KHARTOUM, Sudan (PANA) - The Khartoum government said it beat off an attack from Eritrea-based Sudanese armed opposition group near the border on Tuesday, forcing the attackers into retreat, the army said on Wednesday.
NAIROBI (Reuter) - Kenya's President Daniel arap Moi is hosting exploratory peace talks in Nairobi between rival Somali faction leaders, diplomats said Thursday.
They said major Mogadishu rivals Hussein
Aideed and Ali Mahdi Mohamed arrived in Nairobi this week for the discussions
but the two men had not met face-to-face.
"I understand they are staggered exploratory talks hosted by President Moi. Aideed and Ali Mahdi are here and others will
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