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Arusha, Tanzania - A regional summit of Burundi's neighbours has agreed to provide the war-torn tiny central African nation with military assistance to prevent simmering ethnic violence from exploding into another bloodbath like in neighbouring Rwanda, which has a similar ethnic mix.
Kigali - An attempt to bring to trial suspects for Rwanda's 1994 ethnic genocide has been postponed for several more weeks due to a dispute between the Rwandan National Assembly and the government, deputy speaker of the Rwandan parliament Laurent Nkongori announced on June 22.
BACKGROUND PAPER ON BURUNDI
Washington, DC - Following is the prepared testimony on Liberia by acting assistant secretary of State for African Affairs William H. Twaddell before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa.
I am pleased to report that the situation in Liberia has improved since Assistant Secretary Moose met with you in early May.
RUSSIANS, CHECHENS AGREE ON FURTHER PRISONER EXCHANGE. Meeting at the Khankala military air base near Grozny on 27 June, the Russian and Chechen working groups charged with implementing the 10 June peace agreement exchanged lists of prisoners and agreed on an exchange of corpses and of 13 more prisoners, NTV reported.
For Immediate Release: June 28, 1996
ATLANTA, GA. At the invitation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), The Carter Center, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, sent a team of agricultural experts to North Korea June 4-11. The delegation's goals were to assess the agricultural situation and to discuss prospects of increasing long-term grain production. The team did not focus on the current short-term food crisis resulting from recent flooding.
CHECHEN RESISTANCE SHOWS RESTRAINT ON ELECTION DAY
In Chechnya, where elections were held over the specially extended period of June 14-16, the Kremlin seemed to obtain the brief spell of tranquillity deemed necessary for ensuring Yeltsin's reelection. The resistance leadership generally adhered to its informal pledges, made at the Moscow and Nazran armistice negotiations, to refrain from attacking Russian troops during the election period and to allow Russia's presidential election to be conducted at least in parts of Grozny.
From B. Szynalski, Director, Operational
Policy and Support Division. For information regarding resources, donors
are requested to contact Ms. B. Karlstrom Dorph, Director, Resources Division,
WFP Rome (Ph. 39 6 5228 2500)
A. LIBERIA AND SIERRA LEONE
a) Security improves further in Monrovia as ECOMOG reinforces checkpoints in town, but overall situation is still fluid as tension mounts among the different warring factions.
B. REGIONAL OPERATION FOR BURUNDI, RWANDA, ZAIRE AND TANZANIA
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,
Office of the Special Envoy, Kigali
UPDATE No. 4
Liberia Crisis Response AFLR61 /
Liberia Crisis Response Phase II AFLR62
MONITOR - A DAILY BRIEFING ON THE POST-SOVIET STATES
CHECHNYA NEGOTIATIONS AGAIN POSTPONED. The overdue second round of Russian-Chechen armistice talks, tentatively set to resume yesterday, has again been postponed and is now tentatively rescheduled for tomorrow. The high-level Russian delegation which arrived in Chechnya yesterday is spending its time with the Russian military command and the Moscow-installed Grozny authorities, discussing inter alia the arming of Grozny's internal troops.