Saturday, October 15th, 2016


October 15 marks the first anniversary of the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement between U Thein Sein’s government and eight armed groups.

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Forty-nine Kachin locals have been detained by the Burma Army since Tuesday, when they were accused of attending a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) militia training.

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The top United Nations aid official has called on all sides in conflicts in Myanmar to find peaceful ways to resolve their differences and urged strengthened humanitarian action to support the people affected by violence.

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State media recently reported that the Yangon Region government had cancelled a plan to allow the import of frozen chicken meat from abroad. Several months ago, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein had proposed allowing imports in an effort to bring down the market price of chicken and make it more affordable.

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On a recent visit to Myanmar, Mr Adriano Campolina, Chief Executive of the international development agency, Action Aid International, has a chance to observe activism and social welfare programmes in action and check up on his NGO’s progress.

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