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DR Congo

Zaireans Ask Mobutu Army: Just Whose Side Are You On?

Judith Matloff, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor KINSHASA, ZAIRE -- The three Zairean soldiers came to the door looking for cellular phones. They couldn't find the man of the house, so...

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DR Congo

Zairean Rebels Ask Troops to Surrender

LUBUMBASHI, Zaire (Reuter) - Zairian rebels appealed Tuesday for government troops in Kinshasa to surrender to their approaching forces to avert a bloody takeover of the capital. With Laurent...

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DPRK

Despite hunger, talks remain deadlocked

DATE=5/6/97 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-213859 TITLE=NORTH KOREA / FOOD (L-ONLY) BYLINEÚVID PAULSON DATELINE=SEOUL CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: TALKS ABOUT FOOD AID BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF...

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DR Congo

Zairean rebels push closer to capital

(8:26pm AEST) Zairean rebels are pushing ahead with their advance on the capital, Kinshasa, as the United Nations angrily denounced rebel treatment of thousands of refugees. The United States has...

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DPRK

North Korea blames South for breakdown of food aid talks

(5:07pm AEST) North Korea has blamed the rival South for the lack of agreement on food aid in an inter-Korean Red Cross meeting in Beijing. However, in a broadcast monitored in the South's capital,...

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DR Congo

UNHCR appeals for improved coordination of repatriation

DATE=5/6/97 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-213838 TITLE=ZAIRE REFUGEES / OGATA (S ONLY) BYLINE=VICTOR BEATTIE DATELINE=WASHINGTON CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: THE U-N HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES...

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Afghanistan

Taliban arrest seven employes of a French NGO

(2:06am AEST) Taliban authorities in Kabul have reportedly arrested sevenAfghan employees of a French Non-Governmental Organization working in Afghanistan. The director of the Afghanistan-Vaccination...

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Ethiopia

Drought in Ethiopia displaces population, kills livestock

UNDP has joined the World Food Programme, UNICEF and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in responding to Ethiopia's drought emergency, which has caused almost complete exhaustion of surface and...

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan Weekly Update No. 214

Humanitarian Assistance for Afghanistan Pledges and contributions The US government has announced its intention to donate US$1 million to UNOCHA's mine action programme, under the 1997 Appeal. From...

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DPRK

Federation to Examine More Aid for North Korea

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies today expressed its hope that continued talks between the two Korean Red Cross Societies would lead to increased aid for the...

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DR Congo

Waiting for Mobutu's last trick

Zaireans have heard too many promises before from Mobutu. They have no faith in the foreign powers who supported him for so long. Which is why, on the streets of Kinshasa, the talks are treated with...

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DR Congo

The Rwandan punch behind Kabila

Once the euphoria of liberation has passed, Zaireans in rebel territory look into the rebel soldiers' faces and listen to their accents, wondering if they have not been occupied by foreigners. And...

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Russia

Chechen Officials Issue Arrest Warrant For Raduyev

Moscow, 5 May 1997 (RFE/RL) - Chechen officials say they have issued an arrest warrant for a rebel commander who claimed responsibility for a series of deadly explosions in Russia. Ruslan Kutayev, an...

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Albania

Italy Returns 180 Refugees

Rome, 5 May 1997 (RFE/RL) - An Italian Coast Guard official says 180 Albanian refugees were sent back to their Balkan nation today, one day after a vessel carrying them and some 1,000 others arrived...

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Burundi

Buyoya Makes First Cabinet Reshuffle

Ferdinand Bigumandondera, PANA Correspondent BUJUMBURA, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi's military ruler, Maj. Pierre Buyoya, has made his first cabinet reshuffle in an attempt to inject life to the...

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DR Congo

US Wants No 'Bloodshed and Chaos' in Kinshasa

LUBUMBASHI, Zaire (Reuter) - U.S. envoy Bill Richardson said Monday he was trying to arrange for a ''soft landing'' without bloodshed by Zairian rebels when they enter the capital Kinshasa. ''The...

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DR Congo

Communique from Mobutu-Kabila talks

POINTE NOIRE, Congo, May 5 (Reuter) - Here is the full text in English of the official communique issued after the first direct talks between leaders of Zaire's warring parties under the mediation of...

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DR Congo

IRIN Emergency Update No. 164 on the Great Lakes

UNITED NATIONS Department of Humanitarian Affairs Integrated Regional Information Network for the Great Lakes Tel: +254 2 622147 Fax: +254 2 622129 e-mail: irin@dha.unon.org IRIN Emergency Update...

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