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December 1998 Military News

  • LIBYA / UGANDA / CONGO Voice of America 27 December 1998 -- UGANDA PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI HAS FLOWN TO LIBYA FOR A MEETING WITH LIBYAN LEADER MUAMMAR GADHAFI. THE VISIT IS PART OF EFFORTS TO END THE CONFLICT IN CENTRAL AFRICA'S GREAT LAKES REGION.
  • U-N / ANGOLA VIOLENCE Voice of America 23 December 1998 -- THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT DETERIORATING HUMANITARIAN CONDITIONS IN ANGOLA AND BLAMED THE UPSURGE IN VIOLENCE IN THAT COUNTRY ON OPPOSITION LEADER JONAS SAVIMBI.
  • ANGOLA / NAMIBIA Voice of America 22 December 1998 -- NAMIBIAN TROOPS HAVE ARRIVED IN THE ANGOLAN TOWN OF HUAMBO TO JOIN GOVERNMENT FORCES IN THEIR OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE UNITA REBEL MOVEMENT.
  • CONGO REBELS Voice of America 22 December 1998 -- REBELS IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO SAY THEY HAVE CAPTURED ANOTHER TOWN IN THE SOUTHEAST OF THE COUNTRY. THE FIGHTING CONTINUES AHEAD OF A NEW ROUND OF TALKS NEXT WEEK AIMED AT ENDING THE CONFLICT.
  • YEARENDER: ANGOLA '98 Voice of America 22 December 1998 -- FOUR-YEARS AFTER THE SIGNING OF A PEACE ACCORD THAT ENDED TWO-DECADES OF CIVIL WAR IN ANGOLA, THE OIL AND DIAMOND RICH COUNTRY ONCE AGAIN APPEARED TO BE ON THE ROAD TO RENEWED ALL-OUT CONFLICT AS 1998 DREW TO A CLOSE.
  • ANGOLA/UNITA UPDATE Voice of America 21 December 1998 -- IN ANGOLA, THE "UNITA" REBEL MOVEMENT CLAIMS TROOPS FROM NAMIBIA AND ZIMBABWE HAVE ENTERED THE COUNTRY TO JOIN ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT FORCES IN THEIR LATEST OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE REBELS.
  • ANGOLA FIGHTING Voice of America 17 December 1998 -- THE OUTBREAK OF HEAVY FIGHTING IN ANGOLA'S CENTRAL HIGHLANDS BETWEEN GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND UNITA REBELS HAS RAISED THE PROSPECT OF RENEWED CIVIL WAR THROUGHOUT THE BATTLE-SCARRED COUNTRY.
  • CONGO / BURUNDI REBELS Voice of America 16 December 1998 -- REBELS IN BURUNDI SAY THEY ARE MAKING MILITARY GAINS WHILE THE GOVERNMENT ARMY IS BUSY FIGHTING ACROSS THE BORDER IN CONGO.
  • CONGO FIGHTING Voice of America 15 December 1998 -- REBELS IN CONGO - KINSHASA ARE CLAIMING MORE SUCCESS IN A BATTLE WITH TROOPS ALLIED WITH CONGO'S GOVERNMENT.
  • ANGOLA / UNITA / DIAMONDS Voice of America 15 December 1998 -- THE RESUMPTION OF HEAVY FIGHTING IN ANGOLA BETWEEN GOVERNMENT FORCES AND UNITA HAS FOCUSED FRESH ATTENTION ON HOW THE REBEL GROUP HAS MANAGED TO OBTAIN SOPHISTICATED WEAPONS -- DIAMONDS HAVE PROVED TO BE UNITA'S BEST FRIEND.
  • CONGO FIGHTING Voice of America 14 December 1998 -- : REBELS AND GOVERNMENT TROOPS IN CONGO-KINSHASA CLASHED IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTRY DURING THE WEEKEND. THE REBELS SAY THEY SHOT DOWN TWO AIRCRAFT DURING ONE GOVERNMENT ATTACK.
  • COLOMBIA GUERRILLAS Voice of America 14 December 1998 -- IN 1998 COLOMBIANS ELECTED A PRESIDENT WHO PROMISED PERSONAL DIPLOMACY TO TRY TO END THREE DECADES OF VIOLENCE BY LEFTIST GUERRILLAS. HOWEVER THIS IS PROVING A TOUGH CHALLENGE.
  • SUDAN TOLL Voice of America 10 December 1998 -- A REPORT COMMISSIONED BY THE U-S COMMITTEE FOR REFUGEES ESTIMATES THAT NEARLY TWO MILLION SUDANESE HAVE DIED AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE FIFTEEN YEARS OF CONFLICT IN SUDAN.
  • ALGERIA MASSACRES Voice of America 10 December 1998 -- LOCAL NEWS MEDIA IN ALGERIA SAY AT LEAST 50 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND TEN YOUNG WOMEN ABDUCTED IN AN ATTACK ON A VILLAGE WEST OF THE CAPITAL, ALGIERS. ALGERIAN NEWSPAPERS ARE CALLING IT THE WORST INCIDENCE OF VIOLENCE IN THE COUNTRY THIS YEAR, BUT SECURITY OFFICIALS ARE SAYING THE FIGURES ARE EXAGGERATED.
  • AFGHANISTAN TELLS ASSEMBLY TALIBAN IS A MERCENARY FORCE FOR PAKISTAN, DURING DEBATE ON IMPLICATIONS OF AFGHAN SITUATION ON PEACE AND SECURITY Press Release GA/9531 -- 9 December 1998
  • GENERAL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS CONSIDERATION OF ITEM ON ARMED AGGRESSION AGAINST DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO BY ASSEMBLY PLENARY Press Release GA/9519 - 1 December 1998
  • ATFLIR CDR F/A-18 Public Affairs Office 12 December 1998 -- The Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) Critical Design Review (CDR) was held at Raytheon Systems Company, El Segundo, CA, from 19-22 October 1998.



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