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12 November 1999 Military News

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  • U.S. Defense Official Rates African Seminar Successful Partnership By Jim Fisher-Thompson Washington File 12 November 1999 -- Nancy Walker, the U.S. Defense Department official who strove for more than two years to establish a permanent U.S.-African seminar on civil-military relations, says she is happy to see this dream of "partnership" finally come true.

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Other Conflicts

  • AFRICAN REFUGEE SUNDAYS Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- The U-N High Commissioner for Refugee has begun a campaign to raise public awareness of the African refugee problem among Americans.
  • EDITORIAL: AFRICAN CRISIS RESPONSE Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- Originally proposed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the African Crisis Response Initiative already involves Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Benin, Malawi, Uganda and Cote d'Ivoire.
  • AHERN - NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- The largest of the groups favoring continued British rule, the Ulster Unionist Party, wants the Irish Republican Army to begin turning over its weapons before its political wing, Sinn Fein, takes up its leadership positions in the new Northern Ireland Assembly.
  • NORTHERN IRELAND Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- Former U-S Senator George Mitchell is trying to break an impasse over disarming the Irish Republican Army paramilitaries.
  • PRESS BRIEFING ON THE PRESIDENT'S TRIP TO EUROPE November 12, 1999 -- Clearly are terrorist elements in Chechnya. In our view -- sooner rather than later, we hope -- there needs to be a political dialogue that leads to some kind of a political resolution of this, that a purely military solution will come at great cost and not be durable.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says federal forces have captured one of Chechnya's largest cities.
  • U-N-BURUNDI Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- The United Nations Security Council heard a report today (Friday) that conditions in the African nation of Burundi are at a critical stage.
  • BURUNDI SITUATION `PRECARIOUS', STEPS NEEDED TO STRENGTHEN PEACE PROCESS SECURITY COUNCIL TOLD DURING DAY-LONG DEBATE ON CRISIS 12 November 1999 Press Release SC/6753 -- The survival of Burundi's political partnership was threatened. Positions had hardened, and opposing camps approached the Arusha partnership differently. They were no longer on the same wavelength with respect to the guidelines of the process. This in turn might impact the next round of the negotiations and defer further the final signing of a possible Arusha agreement.
  • PROTEST AGAINST TALEBAN SANCTIONS Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- A small group of Afghan-Americans gathered outside United Nations headquarters today (Friday) to protest impending sanctions against the Taleban rulers in Afghanistan.
  • Text: State Dept. Issues Worldwide Caution on Taliban Sanctions 12 November 1999 -- The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide caution to U.S. citizens traveling abroad that United Nations sanctions against the Taliban Faction in Afghanistan will go into effect on November 14.
  • INDONESIA / ACEH Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- The speaker of the national assembly Amien Rais believes that Indonesia will disintegrate if Aceh is allowed to become independent.
  • EAST TIMOR REFUGEES Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- The U-N refugee agency (U-N-H-C-R) says it still is facing problems in organizing the return of thousands of East Timorese refugees.
  • PAK / BLASTS Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- Unidentified attackers fired several rockets at American and United Nations facilities in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, Friday.
  • TAJIKISTAN-U-N OBSERVERS Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- The United Nations Security Council today (Friday) unanimously approved a six-month extension of the U-N Observer Mission in Tajikistan.
  • RWANDA / TRIBUNAL Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- The chief prosecutor of the U-N's war crimes tribunal says she will visit Rwanda even though the government there has decided not to meet with her.
  • LESOTHO / AGREEMENT Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- Civil disturbances coupled with a mutiny in Lesotho's military eventually led the country's government to appeal for outside help. Troops from South Africa and Botswana intervened to restore order, triggering bloodshed and widespread property destruction.

News Reports

  • COLOMBIA EXPLOSION Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- Bombs revived fears that the possible extradition of several suspected drug traffickers to the United States may lead to a terror campaign reminiscent of the Pablo Escobar days.

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