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15 May 1999 Military News

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  • EAST TIMOR/ UN Voice of America 15 May 1999 -- EAST TIMOR'S BISHOP CARLOS BELO SAYS HIS TERRITORY NEEDS THOUSANDS OF UNITED NATIONS PEACE KEEPING PERSONNEL IF A BALLOT ON SPECIAL AUTONOMY IS TO BE FAIR. A NEW GROUP OF U-N PERSONNEL ARRIVED SATURDAY TO ASSESS CONDITIONS FOR THE DIRECT VOTE.
  • LANKA/KILL Voice of America 15 May 1999 --AT LEAST 44 TAMIL TIGER REBELS AND GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS WERE KILLED AND 37 WOUNDED IN FIERCE FIGHTING IN NORTHWESTERN SRI LANKA.

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  • DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION IN NIGERIA Voice of America 15 May 1999 -- FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO DECADES, A DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT WILL TAKE OFFICE IN NIGERIA ON MAY 29TH. PRESIDENT-ELECT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO IS A FORMER GENERAL AND HEAD OF STATE WHO VOLUNTARILY RETURNED POWER TO CIVILIANS IN 1979.



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