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DR Congo

Eight Killed By Suspected Hutu Rebels

Segun Adeyemi PANA Correspondent BUJUMBURA, Burundi (PANA) - Eight people were reported killed on Tuesday night when an armed gang attacked Rumonge, 70 km south of Bujumbura, on the shores of Lake...

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Afghanistan

Build up of displaced persons in Northwest Afghanistan

DATE=4/23/97 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-213294 TITLE=AFGHAN DISPLACED (L-ONLY) BYLINE=DOUGLAS BAKSHIAN DATELINE=ISLAMABAD CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: A BUILDUP OF DISPLACED PEOPLE IS REPORTED...

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DR Congo

UN Chief Issues Fresh Appeal to Zaire's Warring Parties

The United Nations Secretary General has appealed to Zaire's President Mobutu Sese Seko and the country's rebels to soften their positions to avert considerable bloodshed around Kinshasa. The...

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DR Congo

IRIN Emergency Update No. 156 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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DR Congo

U.N. says refugees may have fled Zaire camps

(Updates with reports refugees fled after military operation) By Matthew Bigg KISANGANI, Zaire, April 23 (Reuter) - The U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday it was checking reports that 55,000...

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Sudan

OLS Southern Sector Update 97/16,22 April 1997

A weekly report on major developments concerning relief operations in southern Sudan OLS PILOT STILL DETAINED IN KHARTOUM... Rick Stewart, an Air Kenya employee and pilot of the UNICEF-chartered Twin...

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DR Congo

Great Lakes Briefing Notes 22 Apr 1997

Relief services remain paralyzed for the second straight day in the makeshift camps south of Kisangani. The authorities say that "military operations" are continuing for a second day in the area...

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Albania

First food aid distribution to destitute families in Albania

The World Food Programme today delivered relief food aid to the central town of Elbasan for immediate distribution to destitute families. It was the first WFP food relief convoy to deliver aid in...

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Somalia

Ethiopia/Somalia Briefing Notes 22 Apr 1997

UNHCR's pilot repatriation from eastern Ethiopia to northwest Somalia will finally resume on 29 April. It was due to resume on Monday 21 April but it did not start because of "administrative...

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DR Congo

Growing concern for refugees

DATE=4/22/97 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-213255 TITLE=ZAIRE REFUGEES (L) BYLINE=ANNE RUBY DATELINE=KINSANGI CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: THERE ARE GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT THE FATE OF 80-THOUSAND...

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DR Congo

Rebels Postpone Repatriation, Access to Refugees Cut

On April 5 after weeks of delay -- during which hundreds of refugees died due to the lack of food and medical care -- the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (ADFL)...

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DR Congo

Zaire Watch News Briefs 22 Apr 1997

The ADFL's Mr. Mawampanga accused the Government of China of flying some 400 combat troops into Kinshasa to support the Kinshasa government of Mr. Mobutu. The Government of China has strongly denied...

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DR Congo

Refugee crisis in eastern Zaire

The twenty-one major operational partners of UNHCR listed hereunder, meeting in Geneva on 22 April 1997, together strongly expressed their support to the High Commissioner's statement of the 21st,...

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Armenia

Assessing The Impact Of The New Prime Minister

By Hrair Tamrazian Prague, 22 April 1997 (RFE/RL) - The appointment one month ago of Armenian Prime Minister of Robert Kocharian, the elected president of the self-proclaimed Republic of...

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Sudan

Khartoum Signs Peace Pact With Six Rebel Factions

Yahya el Hassan PANA Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan ( PANA) - Two African presidents witnessed in Khartoum Monday evening the signing ceremony of a peace agreement between the Sudanese government and...

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DR Congo

Government troops will defend Kinshasa

DATE=4/22/97 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-213242 TITLE=ZAIRE / GOVERNMENT CQ (L-ONLY) BYLINE=PURNELL MURDOCK DATELINE=KINSHASA CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: THE ZAIREAN GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WILL...

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Liberia

IRC Liberia Project

April, 1997 Project Purpose To restore community infrastructure and livelihoods, reduce morbidity and mortality, and facilitate the reintegration of former combatants through bridging activities and...

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