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06 May 1999 Military News

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  • 6 May 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 06 May 1999
  • EAST TIMOR AGREEMENT REACT Voice of America 06 May 1999 -- A NUMBER PRO-INDONESIAN EAST TIMOR RESIDENTS, WHO FOR MONTHS HAVE REJECTED PROPOSALS TO HOLD AN AUTONOMY BALLOT, ARE NOW WELCOMING THE SIGNING OF AN AGREEMENT ON SPECIAL AUTONOMY FOR THE TERRITORY. OTHER RESIDENTS ARE SIMPLY SAYING THEY HOPE THE UNITED NATIONS-BROKERED PLAN BRINGS PEACE.
  • SUDAN BOMBING LAWSUIT Voice of America 06 May 1999 -- THE UNITED STATES DESTROYED A PLANT IN SUDAN IN AUGUST 1998 THAT IT SAID WAS PRODUCING INGREDIENTS FOR POISON GAS. THE SUDANESE PROTESTED THE PLANT WAS MANUFACTURING ONLY LEGITIMATE PHARMACEUTICALS. THE U-S GOVERNMENT HAS NOT CHALLENGED A LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY THE PLANT'S OWNER AND RELEASED 24 MILLION DOLLARS OF HIS FUNDS THAT HAD BEEN FROZEN.
  • SAF / CONGO Voice of America 06 May 1999 -- THE CONFLICT IN CONGO-KINSHASA WAS AT THE CENTER OF TALKS IN PRETORIA THURSDAY BETWEEN SOUTH AFRICAN DEPUTY PRESIDENT THABO MBEKI AND RWANDAN VICE PRESIDENT AND DEFENSE MINISTER PAUL KAGAME.

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  • PAK / PRESS CRACKDOWN Voice of America 06 May 1999 -- THE NEW YORK-BASED "COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS" HAS WRITTEN A LETTER TO PAKISTAN'S PRIME MINISTER, PROTESTING HARASSMENT OF JOURNALISTS BY THE GOVERNMENT. JOURNALISTS IN PAKISTAN SAY PRESSURE FROM THE GOVERNMENT HAS INCREASED BECAUSE OF CRITICAL REPORTING OF ALLEGED CORRUPTION BY THE PRIME MINISTER'S FAMILY.



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