Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy and Minister for International Co-operation and Minister Responsible for La
Francophonic Pierre S. Pettigrew today expressed support for the Arusha Declaration. The Declaration was made by
the Heads of State and of Government of Central Africa's Great Lakes region at the end of the second subregional summit
on Burundi, held July 31 in Arusha, Tanzania. The Ministers also gave their support to the resolutions and undertakings
By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press Writer
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News Release - 6 August, 1996
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Moscow (ICRC) 8 August 1996 - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is extremely concerned for the fate of the civilian population as the hostilities enter their third day in Grozny town and in particular for the hundreds of wounded, who are not able to be treated correctly by the hospitals nos.
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By Marcus Warren in Moscow
CHECHEN rebel forces closed in on the headquarters of the republic's pro-Moscow government last night, seizing control of the centre of Grozny.
The attack dealt a devastating blow to President Yeltsin's hopes of a dignified end to Russia's agony. Members of the government fled to an army base at nearby Khankala.
THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
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SANCTIONS AGAINST BURUNDI
The Government of the Republic of Uganda, in accordance with the Joint
Communique of the Second Regional Summit on Burundi, held in Arusha,
Tanzania on 31st July, 1996, has decided to suspend with immediate effect,
road and air links with Burundi.
The Government of Uganda calls upon the military regime in Bujumbura to
undertake urgently measures aimed at returning constitutional order to the
FROM RICHARD BEESTON IN MOSCOW
CHECHEN rebel fighters were poised to capture the centre of Grozny, the besieged Chechen capital, last night. Russian troops were cut off by guerrillas or driven out of the city in fierce street fighting.
In one of the most humiliating chapters of Russia's disastrous 20-month campaign in the breakaway Caucasus republic, Chechen separatists continued to throw the authorities on the defensive in the second day of a lightning assault.
By Pius Muteekani Katunzi
Following the Regional Summit held in Arusha Tanzania on 31st July, 1996 and attended by the Presidents of Tanzania,
1-7 August 1996
CHECHEN MILITANTS "IN CONTROL OF GROZNY." Heavy fighting in Grozny between Chechen militants and Russian forces continued during the night of 6-7 August, and as of mid-morning on 7 August the Chechen detachments were "in effective control" of the city, Reuters reported. On 6 August, the Russians lost four helicopter gunships and 23 Russian troops were killed and 91 injured, according to Reuters. Confusion persists over the identity of the Chechen commander coordinating the operation.
By STEFAN LOVGREN Associated Press
KIRIBA, Burundi (AP) -- Villagers say the Tutsi soldiers came at dawn. Armed with machine guns and machetes, they took positions around the densely populated clusters of mud huts. Then, mayhem.
''I was looking down on the village,'' Onesphone Bugusu remembers. ''I saw soldiers kill my 90-year-old grandmother with a machete blow to the neck.''
Another Hutu villager, Mathilde Nyakana, shows where a Tutsi army bayonet slashed the head of her 1-year-old daughter.
By SUSAN LINNEE Associated Press Writer
CWS partners in Central America are assisting
with reliefefforts in the aftermath of Cesar, the hurricane-turned-tropical
storm that killed dozens and uprooted tens of thousands throughout the
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This document is prepared by the Central News Section of the Department of Public Information and is updated every week-day at approximately 6:00 PM.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported a new eruption of fighting in Chechnya. Citing UNHCR reports, the Secretary General's Spokesman Sylvana Foa said another 3, 400 people have arrived in Dagestan from Chechnya. Some 85 000 people reportedly fled Chechnya to get away from the fighting. The Agency is putting in place contingency stocks for 10 000 people.
Depuis deux ans, Katia Hosting sillonne sans cesse l'Afrique centrale, et notamment le Zaïre, comme consultante pour l'organisation de défense des droits de l'homme Human Rights Watch. A chacune de mes visites, explique-t-elle, je trouve les villes plus délabrées. Cela fait longtemps que Kinshasa se déglingue, mais ce processus s'accélère. Quant aux villes de province, comme Kisangani, ou Bukavu, elles ressemblent à des villes fantômes. Les hommes d'affaires s'en vont, plus aucun service ne fonctionne, tout est désorganisé. La pauvreté est visible partout.