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Hpakant Jade Cutting Workshop Recruits Women Recovering From Drug Addiction

Hpakant Jade Cutting Workshop Recruits Women Recovering From Drug Addiction

A small workshop has been opened in Hpakant to train women recovering from drug addiction in the skill of jade cutting. The Kachin National Development Foundation—Amyusha Zinlum Hpung in the Jinghpaw language—opened the shop at…

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Tatmadaw Attacks KIA Camp in Northern Shan State

Tatmadaw Attacks KIA Camp in Northern Shan State

The Burma Army fired multiple artillery shells at the Kachin Independence Army’s (KIA) military training camp in Hsenwi Township in northern Shan State on Wednesday, KIA sources said. The camp is located between Loidau and…

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Govt Talks Explore Closure of Kachin IDP Camps

Govt Talks Explore Closure of Kachin IDP Camps

A national-level policy discussion on the resettlement of Kachin internally displaced people (IDPs) and the closure of IDP camps were held in Myitkyina, Kachin State, on January 6. Dr. Win Myat Aye, the Union minister…

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Alleged Tatmadaw Fighter Jet Makes Multiple Flights Over KIO Headquarters

Alleged Tatmadaw Fighter Jet Makes Multiple Flights Over KIO Headquarters

A fighter jet believed to belong to the Burma Army flew over the Kachin Independence Organization/Army’s (KIO/A) headquarters in Laiza on the Burma-China border on Tuesday afternoon, KIO sources said. The white jet flew over…

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State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to Attend Contested Kachin State Day Celebration

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to Attend Contested Kachin State Day Celebration

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will reportedly attend the 72nd Kachin State Day celebration this week after the event recently came under fire for unwelcome government interference. Known in the Kachin language as ‘Jinghpaw…

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Kachin Activists Given Freedom of Expression Award

Kachin Activists Given Freedom of Expression Award

Two Kachin youth activists working with Kachin internally displaced people (IDPs) have been chosen as recipients of the Freedom of Expression Award for 2019 by PEN Myanmar. Seng Nu Pan and Paw Lu were given…

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Still No Justice in Case of Murdered Kachin Teachers

Still No Justice in Case of Murdered Kachin Teachers

Nearly half a decade after two young Kachin schoolteachers were raped and murdered in northern Shan State, a truth investigation team is still working to ensure that the victims receive justice. Maran Lu Ra and…

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KIA Launches Landmine Attack on LID-99 on Christmas Day

KIA Launches Landmine Attack on LID-99 on Christmas Day

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) launched a landmine attack on a Burma Army military column from Light Infantry Division (LID) 99 on Christmas morning as it was returning to it base after capturing and setting…

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Yuzana in Dispute with Hukawng Valley Villagers over Graveyard Site

Yuzana in Dispute with Hukawng Valley Villagers over Graveyard Site

Local people living in the Hukawng Valley region of northern Kachin State say that the Yuzana Company has destroyed signboards that they posted to mark a graveyard site at a location along the Lido Road.…

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Another Kachin Political Party Merges with KSPP

Another Kachin Political Party Merges with KSPP

The Union Nationalities Federal Democracy Party (UNFDP), a political party based in Kachin State, merged with the Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) in the state capital Myitkyina on Friday. The merger is the latest move…