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07 May 1999 Military News

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  • 7 May 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 07 May 1999
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS United Nations 07 May 1999
  • U-N / TIMOR RESOLUTION Voice of America 07 May 1999 -- THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL TODAY (FRIDAY) ENDORSED AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN INDONESIA AND PORTUGAL THAT WILL ALLOW THE PEOPLE OF EAST TIMOR TO DETERMINE THEIR TERRITORY'S FUTURE POLITICAL STATUS.
  • GUINEA-BISSAU / SURRENDER Voice of America IN GUINEA-BISSAU, REBELS HAVE BROUGHT THEIR YEAR-LONG STRUGGLE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT TO A VIOLENT CLOSE. ON FRIDAY, FOLLOWING SEVERAL HOURS OF VIOLENT COMBAT, THE REMAINING GOVERNMENT LOYALISTS SURRENDERED TO THE REBELS, AND PRESIDENT JOAO BERNARDO VIERA TOOK REFUGE IN THE PORTUGUESE EMBASSY. THE REBELS SAY THEY NOW CONTROL THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.
  • COLOMBIA/HOSTAGES Voice of America 07 May 1999 -- LEFT-WING GUERRILLAS RELEASED SEVEN HOSTAGES WHO WERE KIDNAPPED LAST MONTH. THE REBEL GROUP, THE NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY OR E-L-N, IS PROMISING TO FREE THE REMAINING 25 HOSTAGES.THE REBELS ARE ASKING THE COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT TO PULL TROOPS OUT OF A SMALL REGION IN THE COUNTRYSIDE.
  • U-N / ANGOLA / SANCTIONS Voice of America 07 May 1999 -- THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL APPROVED A RESOLUTION TODAY (FRIDAY) AIMED AT STRENGTHENING ENFORCEMENT OF ITS ARMS AND TRADE EMBARGOES AGAINST ANGOLA'S UNITA OPPOSITION GROUP.
  • ANGOLA/CRISIS Voice of America 07 May 1999 -- U-N OFFICIALS IN ANGOLA SAY THAT WHAT THEY CHARACTERIZE AS AN "EXTREME" HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IS UNFOLDING IN THAT WAR-TORN COUNTRY -- A CRISIS THAT THEY SAY IS FAR WORSE THAN THE ONE IN KOSOVO.
  • EAST TIMOR ACCORD: 'ROUGH PATH' STILL AHEAD FOR INDONESIA USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report May 7, 1999 -- The UN-brokered autonomy agreement for East Timor signed by the foreign ministers of Indonesia and Portugal in New York on Wednesday attracted the attention of editorialists in East and South Asia, and a small number in Europe. Analysts hailed the accord--which provides for an August 8 referendum in which East Timorese will be given an opportunity to accept or reject autonomy for the province under the continued rule of Indonesia--as a "major step forward for democracy in the region," but cautioned that a "rough path" still lay ahead for Indonesia as it attempts to come to terms with the "problem" of East Timor.
  • Resolution S/RES/1236 (1999) - Secretary-General's Report 07 May 1999 - The culmination of the good offices process was the 5 May signing of an overall Agreement between the two Governments, which entrusts the Secretary-General with organizing a consultation to determine whether the East Timorese accept or reject a proposed constitutional framework for special autonomy within Indonesia.

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