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March 2017

Ethnic Alliance in the Limbo: UNFC Disintegration Accelerated by NMSP Moves?

By Sai Wansai / Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.) | March 27, 2017 For weeks, since the Panghsang or Pangkham meeting of seven, non-signatory of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) at the [...]

WANTED! – Karen Leader with Political Smarts, Works for the People and Listens to the People…

Karen News | March 20, 2017 The 16th Congress of the Karen National Union (KNU) is underway. Karen News spoke to Karen leaders to get their opinions on the election for a new leadership that [...]

Ethnic Communities Protest Dams Risking Lives, Cultures and Environments

Leena Zieger / Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) | March 17, 2017 Ethnic communities across Burma are raising their voices to strongly oppose plans by the Burma government and the global hydropower industry to build [...]

Unrecognized and Forgotten: Refugee Youth in Burma’s Transition

Leena Zieger / The Irrawaddy | March 11, 2017 The changes in Burma’s political landscape have affected the country’s population in varying ways. Among the less fortunate citizens are tens of thousands of young refugees [...]

Democracy in the KNU

By Roland Watson / Dictator Watch | March 8, 2017 A disturbing report has been released by the Karen Information Center about the KNU Congress, which is being held next week. The Congress this year is [...]

Agreement in Principle: Will the Non-Signatory Ethnic Armies Be on Board Soon?

By Sai Wansai / Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.) | March 7, 2017 News coming out of Naypyitaw and Yangon meetings regarding the progress of peace process seems to be quite encouraging and many [...]

February 2017

Giving Birth on the Run: Kachin Flee as Burma Army Attacks

Free Burma Rangers | February 13, 2017 Thousands of Kachin, Shan, Lisu and Kokang citizens have recently fled heavy fighting in Northern Shan State, Burma along the Chinese border. Numerous war crimes committed by the [...]

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State Counselor’s Seventy Anniversary Panglong Message: Self-Confidence and Courage Essential but Fair NCA Game Plan and Rules More Important

Sai Wansai | February 13, 2017 On February 12, seventy anniversary of the Union Day, State Counselor Aung San Sui Ky’s message to the non-signatory Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) that haven’t yet signed the Nationwide [...]

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Burma Rangers Lead the Way – We Are Ready to Go

Free Burma Rangers | February 9, 2017 Mission Report for Muthraw and Toungoo Districts in Karen State and parts of southern Karenni State After ten weeks of training the teams embarked on a mission to [...]

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The Aftermath of U Ko Ni’s Assassination: Constitutional Conundrum Remains to be Resolved

By Sai Wansai / Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.) | February 05, 2017 Days after U Ko Ni’s assassination the police department, and for that reason the home ministry, hasn’t come up with an explanation or [...]

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