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Gender Equality Workshop in Myitkyina Focuses on Greater Political Participation

Gender Equality Workshop in Myitkyina Focuses on Greater Political Participation

A workshop in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina on Friday explored gender equality and a 30 percent participation quota for women across all sectors. The Kachin State social welfare and relief department organized the…

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Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

The man suffered a non-lethal injury as police attempted to stop several dozen people from walking off with a large piece of jade. A man is receiving treatment for a non-lethal injury after an apparent…

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Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

A man is receiving treatment for a non-lethal injury after an apparent shooting by police in the jade-mining town of Hpakant on Thursday. The incident occurred near the village of Ywar Thit in the Lon…

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Waingmaw Locals Plant Trees to Mark Start of Rainy Season

Waingmaw Locals Plant Trees to Mark Start of Rainy Season

Nearly 200 people in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township took part in a tree-planting event at the Nam Wa protected forest on Wednesday to mark the start of the rainy season. Local people from the Wuyang…

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UPDJC Calls for Peace Conference to be Convened ‘With Truth and Commitment’

UPDJC Calls for Peace Conference to be Convened ‘With Truth and Commitment’

Members of the Union Peace and Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) have stated that they remain concerned about the delay of the fourth session of the Union Peace Conference and the current deadlock in Burma’s peace…

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EU Ambassador: Kachin IDPs Should Only Return Home With Security Guarantee

EU Ambassador: Kachin IDPs Should Only Return Home With Security Guarantee

Internally displaced people (IDPs) in Kachin State should return to their homes when they receive guarantees that their basic needs will be met, the European Union’s (EU) ambassador to Burma Kristian Schmidt said in Myitkyina…

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Police Officer Who Charged IDP Protesters Appears in Court

Police Officer Who Charged IDP Protesters Appears in Court

The police officer who charged two Kachin youths with violating Section 19 of Burma’s Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act appeared in the Myitkyina Township Court on Wednesday for a hearing into the case. Police…

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Hukawng Valley Villagers Demand Their Own Graveyard

Hukawng Valley Villagers Demand Their Own Graveyard

Residents of San Pya, a village on the Ledo Road in Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley, are calling on the authorities to provide them with a cemetery of their own. The village, which was established in…

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Govt Deports 11 Chinese Nationals From Kachin State

Govt Deports 11 Chinese Nationals From Kachin State

The Kachin State Immigration Department reported deporting 11 Chinese nationals on Thursday after detaining them in Waingmaw Township for allegedly living in Burma without the required documentation. Ten of the people were put into detention…

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IDPs, Villagers Call for Militia Camp to Relocate

IDPs, Villagers Call for Militia Camp to Relocate

Villagers and internally displaced people (IDPs) are calling for the relocation of a new militia camp on the Ledo Road, which connects Kachin State to China. The camp—built in May—is located around 100 feet from…