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13 May 1999 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • SOUTH AFRICA/ARMS Voice of America 13 May 1999 -- IN SOUTH AFRICA, THE LEADER OF THE ZULU NATIONALIST "INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY," MANGOSUTHU BUTHELEZI, HAS APPEALED TO ANYONE CONTROLLING ARMS CACHES IN THE COUNTRY TO TURN THEM OVER TO AUTHORITIES. MR. BUTHELEZI MADE A CAMPAIGN APPEARANCE (THURSDAY) AHEAD OF SOUTH AFRICA'S JUNE SECOND ELECTIONS.

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • 13 May 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 13 May 1999
  • NEPAL MAOISTS PART 1 Voice of America 13 May 1999 -- THE GUERRILLAS WHO CALL THEMSELVES NEPAL'S "RED ARMY" ARE SOME OF THE LAST COMMUNIST INSURGENTS IN ASIA AND SOUTH ASIA STILL FIGHTING A CENTRAL GOVERNMENT. NEPAL'S MAOIST GUERRILLAS ALSO SEEM TO BE GAINING STRENGTH AS THEY WAGE THEIR "PEOPLE'S WAR."
  • SUDAN / EL-MAHDI Voice of America 13 May 1999 -- ONE OF SUDAN'S MAIN POLITICAL OPPOSITION FIGURES SAYS THE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT HAS AGREED TO A MEETING WITH ALL THE OPPOSITION PARTIES -- ONE THAT COULD BE HELD AS EARLY AS NEXT MONTH. THE MEETING HAS RECEIVED QUALIFIED ENDORSEMENT FROM SOME OF SUDAN'S OTHER OPPOSITION PARTIES.
  • RWANDA/CONGO Voice of America 13 May 1999 -- RWANDA HAS RENEWED ACCUSATIONS THAT CONGO-KINSHASA IS ARMING REBEL GROUPS FIGHTING THE GOVERNMENT IN KIGALI. ACCUSATIONS COME JUST ONE DAY AFTER CONGO-KINSHASA CAME IN FOR INTERNATIONAL CRITICISM FOR BOMBING MOSTLY CIVILIAN TARGETS NEAR THE RWANDAN BORDER EARLIER IN THE WEEK (EDS: TUESDAY).
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR TAJIKISTAN United Nations 13 May 1999

News Reports

  • PRESS CONFERENCE ON ANNUAL MEETING OF COUNCIL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENTS United Nations 13 May 1999
  • EGYPT / TORTURE Voice of America 13 May 1999 -- (L) EGYPT'S LEADING HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION SAYS IT WILL APPEAL A GOVERNMENT DECISION TO DROP CHARGES OF TORTURE AGAINST FOUR POLICE OFFICERS. THE CHARGES STEMMED FROM A CASE OF REPORTED POLICE BRUTALITY THAT RECEIVED WIDESPREAD PUBLICITY ABROAD.
  • NEW SLAVERY Voice of America 13 May 1999 -- IN THE PAST, SLAVES USUALLY REPRESENTED A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT, TODAY THEY ARE CHEAP AND DISPOSABLE. ZLATICA HOKE DISCUSSED NEW SLAVERY WITH A MEMBER OF THE ANTI-SLAVERY INTERNATIONAL GROUP AND HAS THIS REPORT.
  • GUATEMALA KILLING Voice of America 13 May 1999 -- A PROMINENT LEFTIST POLITICIAN WAS MURDERED IN FRONT OF HIS HOME IN GUATEMALA ON THURSDAY, JUST TWO DAYS BEFORE A NATIONAL REFERENDUM IS TO BE HELD TO IMPLEMENT HUMAN RIGHTS REFORMS.



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