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12 Feb 1999 description

NATO has agreed in principle to send an extra 6-thousand troops to Macedonia, in preparation for the rapid deployment of a possible peacekeeping force in neighbouring Kosovo.

The move is designed to ensure NATO can put troops in Kosovo within days of the Serbian authorities and rebel ethnic Albanian striking a deal to end the conflict.

12 Feb 1999 description

Peshawar, Pakistan (dpa) - At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 injured in an earthquake which rocked Wardak province of Afghanistan Thursday night, the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) agency reported Friday, quoting the Radio Shariat.

AIP said the official radio gave no other details. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement said the quake was also felt in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Parts of bordering Pakistan, including the capital, Islamabad, were also jolted by a mild earthquake around 1400 GMT on Thursday but no casualties or damage have been reported.

12 Feb 1999 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

12 Feb 1999 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 99/0037
Afghanistan - Earthquake
OCHA Geneva Situation Report No. 1

11 Feb 1999 description
report IRIN

N A T I O N S U N I E S
Bureau pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

11 Feb 1999 description
report Marek Enterprise

World Food Program now planning to move food to Goma by truck, a much more risky endeavor than by air

11 Feb 1999 description

A former senior member of Rwanda's Interim Government accused of participating in the 1994 genocide in the country was on Thursday transferred to the detention facilities of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania.

11 Feb 1999 description

Extracted from the Daily Press Briefing of Office of Spokesman for Secretary-General: Sierra Leone

11 Feb 1999 description
report Marek Enterprise

BBC reported today that the UN's special envoy to the Horn of Africa, Ambassador Mohamed Sahnoun, briefed the UN Security Council yesterday on the Horn of Africa War. Mr. Sahnoun essentially said he was mystified by the war and the underlying rationale employed by each side to fight.

With that said, and using words that sound ominous, Mr. Sahnoun said, "We might be witnessing soon the first high-tech war in Africa. Both sides have purchased sophisticated fighter planes for bombing purposes.

11 Feb 1999 description

According to a report of a UN human rights mission brought to the attention of the Security Council on Thursday by the Secretary-General during a briefing on security issues, rebels in Sierra Leone have inflicted devastating human rights violations on Freetown, the country's capital.

11 Feb 1999 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

11 Feb 1999 description

$7.2 million Cdn./$4.7 million U.S. MCC reconstruction effort begins

11 Feb 1999 description
report IRIN

FSAU = Food Security Assessment Unit is a joint UN - NGO unit, housed at WFP Nairobi.

11 Feb 1999 description

BAMAKO, Mali (PANA) - A contingent of 488 Malian soldiers is expected to leave Bamako Thursday for Sierra Leone to join the West African peace monitoring force, Ecomog, the defece ministry said in a statement.