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04 Jul 1996 description

From Peter Mwaura; PANA Staff Correspondent
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (PANA) - Hundreds of civilians, both Tutsi and Hutu, are being killed each week in Burundi by the military and armed groups, Amnesty International said here Thursday.

04 Jul 1996 description

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (PANA) - Several thousand university students in Bujumbura on Thursday demonstrated against proposals to send a regional peacekeeping force into Burundi.

04 Jul 1996 description

BEIJING - Chinese soldiers swam house to house through rising floodwaters to rescue stranded residents as the death toll from some of the worst floods to hit southern China in half a century rose to nearly 200, officials said.

Officials in flood-stricken areas banged gongs to alert sleeping villagers before rivers burst their banks, washing away thousands of houses and submerging huge areas of cropland, they said Thursday."The scale of the disaster is still growing," said an official in southwestern Guizhou province, where raging waters have killed an estimated 120 people …

03 Jul 1996 description

CHECHEN PEACE TALKS IN JEOPARDY. At a meeting of the Chechen defense council on the night of 1-2 July, military commanders resolved not to attend the meeting with the Russian federal delegation scheduled for 3 July to discuss implementation of the peace agreement signed in Nazran on 10 June, Russian media reported. Ekho Moskvy quoted Chechen Minister of Information Movladi Udugov as stating that further such meetings were pointless as the Russian side was "openly ignoring" the peace agreement.

03 Jul 1996 description

From Peter Mwaura; PANA Staff Correspondent

03 Jul 1996 description

27 June - 3 July 1996

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT WAS PROVIDED BY THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR FOR OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN LIBERIA UN AGENCIES, INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND NGOS

SUMMARY

1218 IDPS ARRIVED AT THE PO RIVER AREA ON 1-2 JULY, FLEEING THE ONGOING CONFLICT IN BOMI AND GRAND CAPE MOUNT COUNTIES.

03 Jul 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=7/3/96
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-199678
TITLE=BURUNDI REBELS (L)
BYLINE=SCOTT STEARNS
DATELINE=NAIROBI
CONTENT=
VOICED AT:
INTRO: REBELS IN BURUNDI SAY RWANDAN TROOPS HAVE INVADED THE
COUNTRY AND ARE FIGHTING ALONGSIDE BURUNDI'S GOVERNMENT FORCES.
VOA'S SCOTT STEARNS REPORTS THE REBELS ARE SAYING THEY ARE
PREPARED TO FIGHT RWANDANS AND TROOPS FROM ANY OTHER COUNTRY THAT
JOIN BURUNDI.

TEXT: PREDOMINANTLY HUTU REBELS SAY RWANDAN TROOPS CROSSED THE
BORDER LAST SATURDAY AND JOINED GOVERNMENT TROOPS IN THE

03 Jul 1996 description

BAGHDAD (Reuter) - Iraq Wednesday ignored U.S. criticism of its food distribution plan, saying its experts and U.N. advisers would solve pending issues within days.

The official newspapers Jumhouriya, Thawra and al-Iraq all said Iraq and the United Nations were holding talks, which they described as ''very fruitful, professional and cordial.''

There was no mention of U.S. objections to the plan for distributing supplies under the oil-for-food deal signed with the United Nations in May which allows sanctions-bound Iraq to sell limited amounts of oil.

03 Jul 1996 description

The material that follows has been provided by CROSSLINES

03 Jul 1996 description

The New York-based Human Rights Watch Helsinki (HRW) has been documenting violations of human rights and humanitarian law by Russian and other forces in the Chechnya conflict. A fact-finding mission has been interviewing refugees who fled from Grozny, the Chechen capital, and the surrounding missions and is reporting its findings in a series of information bulletins, the first which was published in January 1995.

03 Jul 1996 description

(No. 16 ACC/SCN, Geneva, 20 June 1996)(extracts)

03 Jul 1996 description

The material that follows has been provided by CROSSLINES

Russians keep United Nations agencies out of Chechnya

By late-February Russia was still allowing only three international organizations - the International Committee of the Red Cross, Medecins Sans Frontieres and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) - to operate inside Chechnya.

03 Jul 1996 description

The material that follows has been provided by CROSSLINES
Chechnya: how best to express concern

03 Jul 1996 description
report Associated Press

By CHEGE MBITIRU Associated Press Writer

03 Jul 1996 description

The material that follows has been provided by CROSSLINES
Reverberations in Central Asia
In the immediate aftermath of the breakup of the Soviet Union, some analysts predicted a new "Great Game" in Central Asia between "secular" Turkey and "fundamentalist" Iran. This prediction soon proved false, as the power of both newly independent Russia and of infrastructural ties - economic, communications, transportation - reasserted themselves. By Barnett A. Rubin.

03 Jul 1996 description

(FR) (Leaving region where ICRC delegates were killed last month) (520)
By Wendy C. Lubetkin

03 Jul 1996 description

The material that follows has been provided by CROSSLINES