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04 December 2004 Military News

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  • CONGO/DISPLACED VOA 04 Dec 2004 -- United Nations aid workers say thousands of civilians have fled their homes in eastern Congo after clashes in the troubled region. The United Natons humanitarian office says violence makes it difficult to verify the numbers and who is involved in the fighting.
  • WFP/SUDAN VOA 04 Dec 2004 -- The World Food Program is appealing for 64-million dollars to clear landmines and repair roads in southern Sudan. Lisa Schlein in Geneva reports, the WFP says this project would greatly facilitate the delivery of food to millions of people in the war-ravaged region.
  • IVORY COAST / TALKS VOA 04 Dec 2004 -- Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has decided to submit a key constitutional revision to parliament. The move comes amid mediation efforts by South Africa's leader Thabo Mbeki, who has been trying to end the more than two-years of civil war.

News Reports

  • UKRAINE POL ONITE VOA 05 Dec 2004 -- Ukraine's outgoing President, Leonid Kuchma, has urged international mediators to return to Kiev as soon as possible, after parliament held an all-day special session Saturday that ended in deadlock.
  • UKRAINE VOA 04 Dec 2004 -- Ukraine's Prime Minister says he will take part in a new runoff presidential election after the supreme court ruled the results of a previous poll were invalid. Parliament is holding a special Saturday session to discuss what comes next, as electoral officials begin planning for the new vote later this month.
  • Ukraine's Parliament Makes No Headway On New Vote RFE/RL 04 Dec 2004 -- The Ukrainian parliament convened today to prepare the legal framework for a repeat of the flawed 21 November presidential vote, but the chamber adjourned after failing to endorse a package of election-reform bills demanded by the opposition.
  • Ukrainian Commission Advises Late-December Runoff RFE/RL 04 Dec 2004 -- Ukraine's Central Election Commission today set 26 December as the date for a repeat of the runoff presidential election after the Supreme Court annulled the country's disputed poll and ordered new voting.

  • Romanian Court Refuses To Annul Presidential Vote RFE/RL 04 Dec 2004 -- Romania's Constitutional Court today rejected an opposition call for it to annul the first round of the country's presidential election on 28 November.



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