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16 August 1999 Military News

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  • 16 August 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 16 Aug 1999
  • CLINTON - AFRICA Voice of America 16 August 1999 -- President Clinton applauded progress toward conflict resolution in Africa and urged Congress to approve funds the Administration has proposed to help African countries develop their own peace-keeping capabilities.
  • ANGOLA / SAF Voice of America 16 August 1999 -- South African officials have denied Angolan charges that a large stockpile of weapons destined for the UNITA rebel movement is currently located on the outskirts of Pretoria.
  • ANGOLA - SAVIMBI Voice of America 16 August 1999 -- The leader of Angola's UNITA rebel movement, Jonas Savimbi, says he favors a renewed dialogue with the government of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 16 August 1999 -- Opposition soldiers have reportedly opened new fronts in eastern Afghanistan as the latest upsurge in fighting continues. A Pakistan-based news agency says Afghan opposition fighters have also taken ground in the west.
  • Eritrean President Cautiously Optimistic About Peace USIA 16 August 1999 -- Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has said he is "cautiously optimistic" about the chances for peace between his country and Ethiopia. "The prospects for peace appear better than at any time in the past 15 months" since a border dispute erupted into armed conflict, he added.
  • RUSSIA DAGESTAN Voice of America 16 August 1999 -- Russian president Boris Yeltsin has pledged to take tough measures to restore order in the troubled northern Caucasus. But he has ruled out declaring a state of emergency. Russian government forces in Dagestan are reporting progress in battling a Muslim insurgency.

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  • BRAZIL TRIAL Voice of America 16 August 1999 -- The trial of 150 policemen accused of gunning down 19 demonstrators in Brazil three years ago has opened in the northern city of Belem. The 1996 incident was one of the worst massacres of landless peasants in recent years.



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