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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…

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Shoddy Construction Plagues Myitsone Dam Relocation Sites in Myanmar’s North

Shoddy Construction Plagues Myitsone Dam Relocation Sites in Myanmar’s North

Hkawn Tawng, a Kachin widow, was forced to move from her original home close to the confluence where the Irrawaddy river is formed in northern Kachin State nearly a decade ago on the orders of…

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Civilians killed by Shelling in Myanmar’s Shan State as Gov. and Armed Groups Meet

Civilians killed by Shelling in Myanmar’s Shan State as Gov. and Armed Groups Meet

Many Kachin people across the world took to social media on Saturday to express their anger and outrage following the death of five Kachin civilians in northern Shan State’s Kutkai Township on Saturday amid heavy…

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Amber Being Sought ‘Through Bloodshed,’ Kachin Group Reports

Amber Being Sought ‘Through Bloodshed,’ Kachin Group Reports

A new report from the Kachin Development Network Group (KDNG) alleges that the Burma Army’s seizure of Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley is a move toward pushing communities out of the amber-rich area. “Blood Amber” was…

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KBC Leaders Discuss Future of Kachin IDPs

KBC Leaders Discuss Future of Kachin IDPs

Leaders from the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) and representatives from internally displaced people’s (IDP) camps met this week to discuss the issue of return for IDPs who have spent eight years in camps. The two-day…

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Kachin Villagers Plant Hundreds of Trees to Commemorate Thai Queen’s Birthday

Kachin Villagers Plant Hundreds of Trees to Commemorate Thai Queen’s Birthday

‘We thank the Thai king and queen. They gave a place to us,’ a villager from Ban Mai Samakee said. Kachin people living in Thailand’s Chiang Mai province planted more than 900 trees to mark…

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Missing Kachin Farmer Found Dead

Missing Kachin Farmer Found Dead

Relatives do not rule out foul play, but police say there was no immediate evidence of violence. After being missing for more than one week, the body of a Kachin father of five was found…

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Kachin Churches Close National Schools as Flu Spreads in Myitkyina

Kachin Churches Close National Schools as Flu Spreads in Myitkyina

The church-sponsored schools have been closed as a precaution against the further spread of seasonal flu among students. The Kachin Baptist Church (KBC) has decided to temporarily close its Myu Sha Jawng national school in…