The government of Burma has released a number of statements indicating its willingness to reach an agreement with ethnic armed groups and political opponents, both domestic and exiled. Unfortunately, those offers have been considered contradictory. Ethnic minorities have been suffering through five decades of brutal military maneuvers in the name of national unity. Attacks on...
YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma/Myanmar has rejected the latest U.S. criticism of its conflict with ethnic Kachin rebels, and deplores that Washington still calls the country by its old name, Burma, according to a statement published Saturday. A Myanmar Foreign Ministry statement published in the state-run Myanma Ahlin newspaper “rejected” a news release issued Thursday...
As a result of ongoing civil war that has been waged for more than sixty years, Burma has become a largely dilapidated country in the region. Civil war in Burma has taken place since the country achieved its independence from British colonial rulers in 1948. Regrettably, the country lost its liberty in 1962 since the...
Six decades of civil war has left Burma one of the most impoverished countries in the world. Burma gained its independence from British colonial rulers in 1948. Unfortunately the country lost its freedom in 1962 when the military led by the late dictator Gen. Ne Win seized power, putting an end to democracy in Burma. Consecutive...
Burma’s government has told armed ethnic groups that it will seek to repatriate refugees to sites in the country’s east, an announcement that is likely to trigger heated discussion about conditions in Burma’s conflict zones months after Naypyidaw set out to convince rebel groups to sign ceasefires. The chief interlocutor between the government and rebels,...
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