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  • 29 July 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 29 Jul 1999
  • Text: Amb. Burleigh Addresses UN Security Council on Angola USIA 29 July 1999 -- The United States believes "effective implementation of the sanctions against UNITA is an indispensable ingredient for the end to this war" in Angola, says Ambassador Peter Burleigh, charge d'affaires at the United States Mission to the United Nations in New York.
  • Security Council Looking to Tighten UNITA Sanctions USIA By Judy Aita 29 July 1999 -- The UN Security Council is pushing forward with its efforts to choke off the supply of arms and money to the Angolan rebel movement UNITA and thus "reduce its capacity to make war," says Canadian Ambassador Robert Fowler.
  • CHAIRMAN OF SECURITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED TO MONITOR SANCTIONS AGAINST UNITA BRIEFS COUNCIL 29 July 1999 Press Release SC/6705 -- The goal was to reduce UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi's diamond revenues, which amounted to an estimated $3 billion to $4 billion since the early 1990s. The sanctions were aimed at diminishing UNITA's capacity to wage war by diminishing those revenues and by increasing the cost of arms procurement.
  • U-N - ANGOLA SANCTIONS Voice of America 29 July 1999 -- Members of the United Nations Security Council called for a strengthening of sanctions against Angola's UNITA rebel group.
  • EAST TIMOR-PLEBISCITE PREPARATIONS Voice of America 29 July 1999 -- The date for East Timor's referendum on independence has been postponed again and is now set for August 30th.
  • NIGERIA ETHNIC VIOLENCE Voice of America 29 July 1999 -- Ethnic relations in Nigeria have suffered several setbacks this year, as rival ethnic groups around the country have clashed over a diverse set of issues, from land ownership to religion.
  • LANKAN STRIFE Voice of America 29 July 1999 -- Tamil United Liberation Front politician Neelan Tiruchelvam was killed when a suicide bomber leapt on his car as he approached his home in Colombo.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 29 July 1999 -- In Afghanistan, fighting is continuing near Kabul between Taleban and opposition forces. Reports differ as to the number of people killed.

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