23 December 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
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- IVORY COAST UNREST Voice of America 23 December 1999 -- Soldiers have taken to the streets in Ivory Coast, demanding back pay. There have been no reported civilian casualties, but it is not clear how widespread the uprising is.
- SUDAN POWER STRUGGLE, PT. 1 OF 3 Voice of America 23 December 1999 -- In Sudan, leaders of the ruling National Congress Party are trying to mediate a dispute between President Omar al-Bashir and the powerful speaker of parliament, Hassan al-Turabi.
- SUDAN / EGYPT Voice of America 23 December 1999 -- Egypt says it is restoring full diplomatic relations with neighboring Sudan, after nearly a decade of strained ties.
- SRI LANKA VOTE ANALYSIS Voice of America 23 December 1999 -- Following her election victory President Kumaratunga called for peace in Sri Lanka, but Sri Lanka's president has few immediate options other than to press ahead with her military campaign against the Tamil Tigers.
- INDONESIA - VIOLENCE Voice of America 23 December 1999 -- Indonesia has been hit by fresh violence between Muslims and Christians, with the death toll from the latest clashes as high as 43 in Maluku province, a hotbed of religious clashes over the past year.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 23 December 1999 -- Fierce battles between Russian troops and Chechen fighters are raging in the Chechen capital, Grozny. Russia's military says it will take full control of Chechnya's mountainous region within weeks, but accuses neighboring Georgia of aiding and harboring rebels.
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