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23 October 1999 Military News

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  • COLOMBIA MARCH Voice of America 23 October 1999 -- Millions of Colombians are expected to march down the streets in the country's major cities today (Sunday) in protest against the violence and warfare that is ripping Colombia apart.
  • EAST TIMOR / GUSMAO Voice of America 23 October 1999 -- East Timorese independence leader Xanana Gusmao has pledged to do his utmost to rebuild his devastated homeland after violence wrought by anti-independence militia groups last month.
  • ALBRIGHT-SUDAN Voice of America 23 October 1999 -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is pushing for an end to Sudan's 16 year civil war. Albright's talks with rebel leader John Garang focused on the importance of the Kenyan-led peace process that is now underway.
  • ETHIOPIA/SOMALIA Voice of America 23 October 1999 -- The leaders of three rival Somali factions have paid an unusual visit to Addis Ababa to meet with Ethiopian officials.
  • RUSSIA/CHECHNYA Voice of America 23 October 1999 -- Russian military columns have closed off the last road out of Chechnya as rebel fighters dig in to defend the capital, Grozny, against an expected assault by government troops.

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