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Tensions Between KIO/A and Tatmadaw Rising in Chipwi Township

Tensions Between KIO/A and Tatmadaw Rising in Chipwi Township

Hostilities between armed forces is disrupting campaigning for election candidates in Burma’s northernmost Kachin State. Burma Army and Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) are in a standoff after the former demanded the latter to remove two…

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Four Polling Stations for Burma Army Will Be Built in Puta-O District

Four Polling Stations for Burma Army Will Be Built in Puta-O District

The Election Commission (EC) for Puta-O District, located in northern Kachin State, announced that four polling stations will be designated for the country’s armed forces during the upcoming general election, three of which will also…

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Govt Blocks Kachin Backpack Team from Providing Medical Assistance

Govt Blocks Kachin Backpack Team from Providing Medical Assistance

The government is preventing the Kachin Backpack Health Worker Team (KBHWT) from providing essential medical services to remote areas of Burma’s most northeastern state since the end of August, after the country experienced a steep…

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Shahtuzup Flood Victims Desperately Need Food and Supplies

Shahtuzup Flood Victims Desperately Need Food and Supplies

Shahtuzup village in Kachin State was inundated for the third time this year.  “Flooding is actually worse than it was during the previous times,” Naw Dee, who is the village headman of Wa Ra Zup…

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Ethnic Parties Struggle To Gain Supporters Amid Pandemic 

Ethnic Parties Struggle To Gain Supporters Amid Pandemic 

After the government restricted campaigning to curb coronavirus transmissions during the country’s worst outbreak since the pandemic started, ethnic political parties vying for seats in Kachin State are struggling to gain votes for their cause.…

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Myitkyina Guesthouse Under Lockdown After Guest Tests Positive

Myitkyina Guesthouse Under Lockdown After Guest Tests Positive

A guesthouse in Kachin State’s capital city, Myitkyina, has been locked down after a police officer who stayed there tested positive for COVID-19. The police officer booked a bed at the guesthouse before being transferred…

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Gem Prices Plummeting in Kachin State

Gem Prices Plummeting in Kachin State

Gem prices in Kachin State have been plummeting since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, with merchants forced to sell off their stock at half of the regular rates. Tin…

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More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Hpakant

More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Hpakant

Four COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Burma’s jade-rich Hpakant town, located in Kachin State. The new transmissions may have been infected by Case 1712, which they all had direct contact with. Tint Naing, who’s…

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Tatmadaw Warns KIO/A to Remove Military Camps in Chipwi Township

Tatmadaw Warns KIO/A to Remove Military Camps in Chipwi Township

The Burma Army wants the Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) to eliminate two of its military camps in Kachin State. Col Kyaw Lin Aung, minister of security and border affairs, sent a formal request to KIO/A…

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Tatmadaw Block Kachin IDPs From Returning Home

Tatmadaw Block Kachin IDPs From Returning Home

Civilians displaced by the conflict in Burma’s Kachin State, who are eager to go home, are being blocked by the Burma Army despite receiving the green light from the government to return to their village.…