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Kachin Youth Support Legal Action Against Burma at ICJ

Kachin Youth Support Legal Action Against Burma at ICJ

The All Kachin Youth Union (AKYU) say that they endorse the charges brought against the Burmese state at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by Gambia concerning the genocide of the Rohingya in Rakhine State.…

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Third Jade Auction to Be Held in Kachin State

Third Jade Auction to Be Held in Kachin State

The third annual jade auction will be held in Myitkyina in February next year, the Kachin State Jade Association has announced. Yitnang Zelum, chairperson of the association, told KNG that the state government has formed…

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Returned Kachin IDPs Prepare to Flee Again

Returned Kachin IDPs Prepare to Flee Again

The first displaced returnees to the Kachin village of Nam San Yang in Waingmaw Township are again preparing to flee after the Burma Army recently attacked and seized a nearby Kachin Independence Army (KIA) camp.…

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Kachin Locals Stand to Lose Land to Namjim Industrial Zone

Kachin Locals Stand to Lose Land to Namjim Industrial Zone

Locals have demanded an explanation as to why they are being dispossessed of their land by the Kachin State government in order to build the Namjim Industrial Zone. The project, which is related to China’s…

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Pesticides Linked to Deadly Stream Pollution in Waingmaw

Pesticides Linked to Deadly Stream Pollution in Waingmaw

Pesticides in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township are polluting nearby streams and killing fish and livestock, locals say. Workers on the 3,000-acre tissue culture banana plantation around Wa Ra Yang village in Hpung Tang Yang village…

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KSPP Calls on US to Strengthen Presence in Kachin State

KSPP Calls on US to Strengthen Presence in Kachin State

A Kachin political party representative has asked that the US open an official liaison office in Kachin State since China has done the same. The proposal by the Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) was directed…

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Amid Ceasefire Speculation, Kachin IDPs Ask If They Will ‘Need to Run Again’

Amid Ceasefire Speculation, Kachin IDPs Ask If They Will ‘Need to Run Again’

Kachin people displaced by war have expressed concern about how a potential ceasefire between the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and the Burma Army could affect their security. The KIO is among the majority of armed…

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Authorities Raid Kachin Bible School in Myitkyina

Authorities Raid Kachin Bible School in Myitkyina

Military and government authorities raided a Kachin Christian Bible school in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina in the early hours of September 26, leading to charges against members of the school. More than 20…

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Myanmar Army Tanks Roll into Myitkyina as Kachin Activists Gather

Myanmar Army Tanks Roll into Myitkyina as Kachin Activists Gather

A group of politically active Kachin gathering in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina says they were very alarmed by the Myanmar army’s decision to send a convoy of military tanks and other military vehicles down…

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Despite Ceasefire Declaration Myanmar Army and Ethnic Alliance Clash in Kutkai

Despite Ceasefire Declaration Myanmar Army and Ethnic Alliance Clash in Kutkai

Armed clashes between the Myanmar army and members of an ethnic military alliance continued in the hours after the alliance declared a one-month ceasefire on September 9th.  The ceasefire announcement followed weeks of heavy fighting…