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The following are links to articles about countries of interest. They are third-party news sources, and the views and conclusions presented are not necessarily endorsed by The Center for the Prevention of Genocide. They are provided as reference material only.
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  Kony Declares Unilateral Ceasefire

Monday, March 03, 2003 12:55 PM

  Are Peace Accords Really Working in Aceh?
Friday, February 28, 2003 11:47 AM

  Thursday, February 27, 2003 12:41 PM

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  CNN.com – Gujarat on alert one year on – Feb. 27, 2003
Gujarat on alert one year on
Thursday, February 27, 2003 Posted: 8:35 AM EST (1335 GMT)


Special report: India’s religious strife

GODRHA, India — Police in the Indian state of Gujarat have been placed on high alert at temples, mosques, stations and other public places on the first anniversary of a train attack that sparked widespread sectarian rioting.

9:32 AM

  Survivor of India Arson Relives Horror (washingtonpost.com)
Survivor of India Arson Relives Horror

By SIDDHARTH DARSHAN KUMAR
The Associated Press
Thursday, February 27, 2003; 2:16 AM
The train had just left the station when passenger Rakeshbhai Kantibhai Patel heard rocks raining down on the roof and people outside shouting “Kill them! Cut them up!” Minutes later, the train was ablaze with dozens of people inside.
A year after the Feb. 27 arson by Muslims that killed 60 Hindus and touched off religious rioting that killed 1,000 people in western India, Patel recounted how it started and how he survived.

8:50 AM

  CNN.com – Gujarat on alert one year on – Feb. 27, 2003
Gujarat on alert one year on
Thursday, February 27, 2003 Posted: 8:35 AM EST (1335 GMT)


The train attack triggered months of rioting in which up to 2,000 people died, most of them Muslims.

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Special report: India’s religious strife

GODRHA, India — Police in the Indian state of Gujarat have been placed on high alert at temples, mosques, stations and other public places on the first anniversary of a train attack that sparked widespread sectarian rioting.

7:28 AM

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  Government Rejects Kony New Talks Demand
Ugandan Government has rejected demands by the LRA, refusing to back down from their previous conditions and saying discussions will begin after a negotiating team has been established by the rebel group.


Tuesday, February 25, 2003 1:15 PM

  Kony Sends Ceasefire Terms to UK
Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony has declared a set of demands to be met before a ceasefire agreement can be reached.

11:07 AM

  UGANDA: Military protocol with Sudan extended

NAIROBI (IRIN) — Sudanese and Ugandan governments have extended the military protocol until 31 May 2003, thereby allowing the Ugandan army to continue pursuing the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in southern Sudan. The protocol accordingly also included a provision ending Ugandan support for SPLM/A (Sudan People’s Liberation Movement).


10:57 AM

  allAfrica.com — Burundi: Suspension of Talks Threatens Peace Process
7:59 AM

  allAfrica.com — Burundi: Suspension of Talks Threatens Peace Process
The suspension of ceasefire talks between Burundi’s transitional government and the main Hutu rebel group is an “acutely negative” development that might lead to a “serious deadlock”, an analyst told IRIN on Monday.
7:59 AM

 

The suspension of ceasefire talks between Burundi’s transitional government and the main Hutu rebel group is an “acutely negative” development that might lead to a “serious deadlock”, an analyst told IRIN on Monday. 7:58 AM

  Sudan minister says peace closer than ever
Sudan minister says peace closer than ever
CAIRO, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail said on Tuesday that peace in the war-torn African country was within reach, suggesting agreement in power-sharing talks with rebels would not be difficult.

“The chance for peace is closer than ever before,” Ismail told reporters in Cairo.

Thursday, February 20, 2003 9:05 AM

  Sudan peace talks to resume
Nairobi – A fourth round of peace talks between Sudan’s government and a rebel group fighting for the self-determination of the south will start in the Kenyan capital on March 19, a diplomatic source said on Thursday.
8:26 AM

  Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Gujarat charges Muslims with riots
The Indian state of Gujarat has charged 131 Muslims under terrorism legislation with causing the weeks of religious rioting last year in which at least 1,000 people died, most of them also Muslims
8:01 AM

  Yahoo! News – President Buyoya says peace talks with rebels failed to resolve issue of new army for Burundi
President Pierre Buyoya said peace talks between the government and the largest rebel faction fighting in the more than 9-year civil war in Burundi made significant progress
-AP 7:21 AM

 

 

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