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The current unilateral ceasefire does not cover Rakhine State.

The current unilateral ceasefire does not cover Rakhine State.

Officials in the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and Kachin politicians have said that the Burma Army should declare a unilateral ceasefire nationwide rather than in only five command regions, in the interest of moving the…

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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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New Ethnic Alliance Aims to Present ‘Common Voice’ for Rights in Burma

New Ethnic Alliance Aims to Present ‘Common Voice’ for Rights in Burma

Representatives from six ethnic nationalities formed the Nationalities Alliance (Burma) in Washington, D.C. in the United States on June 15. They included members of the Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Mon, Rakhine and Shan communities who seek…

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PCG Spokesperson: Without Bilateral Ceasefire, Clashes Between Northern Alliance, Tatmadaw Likely to Resume

PCG Spokesperson: Without Bilateral Ceasefire, Clashes Between Northern Alliance, Tatmadaw Likely to Resume

As the Burma Army’s extended unilateral ceasefire is set to expire on June 30, questions remain as to what lies ahead concerning peace and conflict in Burma’s north and east. Talks were supposed to have…

Opinions
Hpaula Gam Hpang: ‘I Tried to Find A Way for IDPs to Return Before Anyone Came to Help’

Hpaula Gam Hpang: ‘I Tried to Find A Way for IDPs to Return Before Anyone Came to Help’

KNG speaks to the Kachin singer and songwriter who negotiated for IDP return with the Tatmadaw. Nearly 280 people from 46 displaced families in camps across Kachin State were recently able to go back to…

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Kachins’ Call for National Reconciliation

Kachins’ Call for National Reconciliation

The Kachin Research Group The Society for Promotion of Kingdom Value Burma In 1947, the politicians representing all nationalities of Burma laboriously and patiently forged unity among the people of this country for the first…