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17 May 1999 Military News

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  • 17 May 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 17 May 1999
  • CONGO ANNIVERSARY UPDATE Voice of America 17 May 1999 -- IN THE DEMOCRACTIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, PRESIDENT LAURENT KABILA MARKED HIS SECOND ANNIVERSARY IN POWER WITH A SPEECH CALLING FOR A GENERAL MOBILIZATION AGAINST THE REBELLION WHICH HAS CAPTURED ALMOST HALF OF THE COUNTRY. MR. KABILA ALSO DETAILED HIS PLANS FOR A NATIONAL DEBATE SCHEDULED FOR NEXT MONTH.
  • CONGO REBELS Voice of America 17 May 1999 -- REBELS IN CONGO-KINSHASA DISSOLVED THEIR LEADERSHIP AT A MEETING MONDAY IN THE EASTERN TOWN OF GOMA. THE REBEL MOVEMENT PLANS TO NAME NEW LEADERS LATER IN THE DAY.
  • CONGO ANNIVERSARY Voice of America 17 May 1999 -- THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO HAS CELEBRATED THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT LAURENT KABILA'S RISE TO POWER (MONDAY). IN THE CAPITAL, KINSHASA, THOUSANDS OF MR. KABILA'S SUPPORTERS HELD A PARADE. THE ANNIVERSARY ALSO WAS A TIME FOR THE COUNTRY TO TAKE STOCK OF A HOST OF SEVERE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES.
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY HIGH REPRESENTATIVE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF PEACE AGREEMENT ON BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA United Nations 17 May 1999
  • NEPAL ELECTION Voice of America 17 May 1999 -- THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED IN NEPAL WHERE VOTERS ON MONDAY CAST BALLOTS IN A SECOND AND FINAL ROUND OF ELECTIONS FOR A NEW PARLIAMENT. POLICE DEFUSED FOUR BOMBS AT ONE POLLING SITE ON MONDAY BUT THREATS OF WIDESPREAD VIOLENCE BY MAOIST GUERRILLAS OPPOSED TO THE ELECTIONS DID NOT MATERIALIZE. ELECTION OFFICIALS SAY IT WILL TAKE SEVERAL DAYS TO HAVE FINAL RESULTS FROM THE ELECTIONS
  • KHMER ROUGE TRIBUNAL Voice of America 17 May 1999 -- THE CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT IS MOVING FORWARD WITH PLANS TO PUT ON TRIAL FORMER KHMER ROUGE LEADERS FOR THEIR PART IN THE DEATHS OF MILLIONS OF CAMBODIANS DURING THE 1970'S. THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS QUESTIONING WHETHER A TRIAL INSIDE CAMBODIA WILL MEET MINIMUM STANDARDS OF JUSTICE.

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