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19 January 2003 Military News

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  • NEPAL / UNITED STATES VOA 19 Jan 2003 -- team of U-S military experts is visiting Nepal to train the army to help fight Maoist rebels. The rebellion flared six years ago in the mountain kingdom
  • FRANCE/IVORY COAST VOA 19 Jan 2003 -- French mediators say there has been progress in peace talks among Ivorian factions at a compound outside of Paris. Reports say a deal has been reached on defining Ivorian citizenship, one of the most difficult issues facing the government and rebel groups
  • SRI LANKA / AID VOA 19 Jan 2003 -- A Japanese envoy has wrapped up a three day visit to Sri Lanka, calling for greater international support for the ongoing peace process. This is the latest visit to assess Sri Lanka's needs since the government and Tamil rebels began peace talks last September

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  • ZIMBABWE/POLITICS VOA 19 Jan 2003 -- Zimbabwe's information minister says those people talking about President Robert Mugabe's early retirement are guilty of treason and coup plotting
  • IOM/AFGHAN VOA 19 Jan 2003 -- The International Organization for Migration is setting up a series of centers to teach Afghan women how to read and write and train them in employable skills. The project is part of a USAID-funded Afghanistan Transition Initiative that has been promoting community and infrastructure development since the beginning of last year



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