173 STORIES TAGGED ‘CEASEFIRE’

Japan’s Nippon Foundation Funds 1,250 Low-Cost Houses for Karen IDPs in Karen Armed Groups Controlled Areas

June 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

In an effort to resettle and reintegrate internally displaced communities, the Karen National Union’s local officials are using funding from Japan’s Nippon Foundation to build low-cost housing for displaced people forced from their homes during armed conflict. With fundi... Read more ►

Burma Army Commander, Uses Guns to Reinforce Demands for Logs and Forced Labor from Villagers

June 4, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Local villagers from Maw Kee in Myawaddy District were frightened by gunshot fired Burma army commander near their village. Villagers said the Burma Army was angry in negotiation with villagers when he demanded timber. Burma Army soldiers led by Major Nyunt Win Hlaing from ... Read more ►

All Ethnic Armed Groups Meet to Guess NLD’s Position on National Ceasefire Agreement

April 5, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

In an effort to unify both the signatories and non-signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement the leaders of the ethnic armed groups met last week in Chaing Mai, Thailand. The groups met in the hope of finding unity before beginning negotiations with the newly elected... Read more ►

*Ethnic Rebels Hail New President, Hope for Peace Process Success

March 24, 2016  •  Author: Myanmar Now

YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Ethnic leaders and armed group representatives have welcomed last week’s appointment of Htin Kyaw as president of the National League for Democracy government, with some voicing confidence in his government’s abilities to revive Myanmar’s s... Read more ►

General Baw Kyaw Heh: Ethnic Groups Have to Stay Strong and United

February 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive Interview with Karen News, General Baw Kyaw Heh, Vice Chief-of-Staff of the Karen National Liberation Army, question the potential of Burma’s new government to wrestle power from the country’s military elite. General Baw Kyaw Heh, the Vice Chief-of-Staff ... Read more ►

Ethnic Party Alliance Has Little Faith In Gov’t’s Peace Convention

January 7, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A major Burma ethnic political alliance claims that the government’s peace convention will fail. The alliance said in a statement that convention, part of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, is scheduled to start on January 12, is unlikely to lead to a genuine democratic ... Read more ►

*Where are the women in Myanmar’s peace process?

December 30, 2015  •  Author: By Thin Lei Win/ Myanmar Now

Of three new union level committees set up after the ceasefire agreement was signed, only three out of 96 members are women. None are from the government. YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Women have been consistently excluded from Myanmar’s peace negotiations and their contin... Read more ►

*Ceasefire ‘Broken’ Before It Began

November 5, 2015  •  Author: Phil Thornton

The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement signing ceremony on Oct 15 was Thein Sein’s big chance to add some much-needed credence to the national elections to be held next Sunday. But despite Thein Sein and Gen Mutu Sae Po’s optimism, not everyone is convinced the NCA will brin... Read more ►

US Commends Signing Of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Burma

October 15, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Despite its concerns about continuing fighting between the Burma Army and Shan and Kachin armed groups the United States released a statement praising the signing of a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement between the government and eight armed groups. The United States in a statem... Read more ►

Ceremony Held to Support Karen Armed Groups Decision to Sign NCA

October 7, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Villagers from villages along Eastern Donna Range gathered at Htee Mae Wah Kee village in Myawaddy Township on October 4th to show their support for the three Karen armed groups who have decided to sign the ceasefire agreement with the government. The Karen armed groups – ... Read more ►

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