*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 ►

Shan Call for Halt in Burma Army Attacks

October 20, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Ethnic Shan human rights organisations have urged the Government to halt Burma Army attacks in Shan State, saying these attacks undermine hopes for a lasting peace agreement. The statement, which was signed by 18 organisations including the Shan Human Rights Foundation and t... Read more ►

Burma Army Attacks Blocking Nationwide Ceasefire, Civil Society Groups Warn

October 15, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Ongoing Burma Army offensives in Shan and Kachin State are blocking key armed groups from signing a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, the community based organisation, the Women’s League of Burma warned. The NCA is set to be signed on October 15, but only eight armed groups ... Read more ►

Fighting Between Karen and Govt’s Militias Force Village School To Close

October 9, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between soldiers from the government’s militia, the Border Guard Force and a splinter group of the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army occurred yesterday at around 10am and continue into today on the old Kawkareik-Myawaddy Road. A BGF officer confirmed the firefight ... Read more ►

Ongoing Conflict Blocks A Nationwide Ceasefire, says UNFC

October 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A statement released by the United Nationalities Federal Council has warned that ongoing conflict in Burma’s Kachin and Shan States is blocking negotiations for a nationwide ceasefire agreement. The UNFC noted that it had held at least 27 meetings with the Burma Government... Read more ►

Burma Army Attack Leaves Two Shan Villagers Dead, Several Injured

October 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A Burma Army attack on a village in Southern Shan State, that left two villagers dead was tantamount to a war crime, a human rights organisation claims. The attack occurred on September 12, when about 100 Burma Army soldiers attacked Nawng Pa Deb village. The Shan Human Ri... Read more ►

Karen Villagers – “We Lost Everything In Asia Highway Conflict….”

September 27, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting in early July 2015 between soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and government troops along the Asia Highway, not only forced villagers from their homes, but caused them to lose most of their household belongings and food supplies when fleeing the conf... Read more ►

Explosions and Shooting Increase Security Concerns on Eve of New Asia Highway Official Opening

August 30, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Local residents said mortars and gunfire exploded yesterday morning on the new Myawaddy-Kawkariek Asia Highway. A Karen soldier stationed close to the area and who heard the shooting said. “The explosions sounded like three mortars and four or five shots of small guns. It ... Read more ►

Burma Army Division Commander Pays High Price after Failing to Prevent Asia Highway Conflict With DKBA

August 27, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army was quick to replace its South-Eastern Division Commander, following his failure to prevent the recent closure of the Asia Highway due to fighting between the DKBA and government troops. Major General Tin Maung Win was replaced by Brigadier General Myo Win att... Read more ►

Kachin War Continues – Offensives in Mali Yang, Villagers Suffer

August 2, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A report by Free Burma Rangers has recorded renewed offensives by government forces in Northern Shan State and Mali Yang in Kachin State. The fighting in Kachin State started in 2011, and in spite of attempts to negotiate a ceasefire the conflict has continued. The FBR esti... Read more ►

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