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DR Congo

The battle ground in Central Africa

Central Africa Overview Zaire Watch continues to alert its readers that there are multiple indications that the situation throughout much of Central Africa is growing increasingly volatile. While...

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Liberia

ECOMOG Gets Referral Hospital

MONROVIA, Liberia (PANA) - A referral hospital, designed to upgrade the medical care facilities available to troops of the West African peace force in Liberia, ECOMOG, has been established at the...

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Sudan

Ugandan Soldiers Confess To Participating In Attack

KHARTOUM, Sudan (PANA) - Two Ugandan soldiers, taken captive by the Sudanese army, appeared on state television Saturday night, saying they participated in last week's attack against Sudanese...

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DR Congo

Zaire Watch News Briefs 20 Apr 1997

The battle for Kinshasa is now underway. John Chiahmen is reporting for Reuter that an Angolan aircraft was parked at the Lubumbashi airport over the weekend and that Portuguese speaking military men...

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DR Congo

Adviser Says Mobutu Will Not Go Into Exile

KINSHASA, Zaire (PANA) - President Mobutu Sese Seko's special adviser has ruled out the possibility of exile for the ailing Zairean leader as suggested by rebel leader, Laurent-Desire Kabila. Mobutu...

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DR Congo

New rebel recruits

DATE=4/20/97 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-213155 TITLE=REBELS / NEW RECRUITS (L) BYLINE=JOHN PITMAN DATELINE=LUBUMBASHI CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: ELEVEN DAYS AGO, TWO DAYS AFTER ZAIREAN REBELS...

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Iran

Iran Earthquake Situation Report No.4

On 4 February 1997 three earthquakes measuring 5.4, 6.1 and 4.0 on the Richter scale rocked Northern Khorasan, and to date the area has experienced approx. 500 aftershocks. 2. The UN Resident...

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Somalia

Somalia - peace and reconciliation

John Barraclough talks to Bill Morton, Community Aid Abroad Program Officer for Somalia, and finds that lack of a Government doesn't necessarily mean anarchy and chaos. Perhaps no other country has...

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Azerbaijan

Five Detainees Released under ICRC Auspices

Geneva (ICRC) - Azerbaijan unilaterally released five Armenian detainees on 19 April under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The five, all civilians, were then...

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Iran

Iran: Earthquake Situation Report No. 2

The context Heavy snow, cold, and mud-covered roads have been the constant elements confronting relief workers until recently in this operation, and all have contributed to making the operation a...

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DPRK

On the Knife Edge of a Major Famine

Time is running out for North Korea. Relief food must be pledged and urgently delivered into the country to avert a humanitarian catastrophe. North Korean authorities say that food stocks in the...

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DR Congo

Great Lakes Briefing Notes 18 Apr 1997

Briefing info now completely outdated by events, so this is a summary of the current position rather than what has been said this morning. UNHCR temporarily halted assistance to the camps in eastern...

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DR Congo

Great Lakes Crisis at a Glance 18 Apr 1997

Fears of an upsurge of cholera cases in makeshift camps stall UNHCR plans to begin an airlift of Rwandan refugees from Kisangani to Goma. Large groups of refugees are reported in...

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DR Congo

Rebels Take Hard Line on Zaire Talks

NAIROBI (Reuter) - Zaire rebel leader Laurent Kabila ruled out on Friday protracted talks with President Mobutu Sese Seko, saying he would only attend a short ceremony on the transfer of power...

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Iraq

WFP Emergency Report No. 16 of 1997: Iraq

(Excerpt) Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme This report includes: A) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania B) Uganda C) Kenya D) Angola E) Albania F) Iraq. From P. Ares, Chief,...

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