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Weekly News Brief 12.18.09 – 1.15.10

In this week’s issue: SLM rebels attack Sudanese government positions, General Than Shwe confirms that Myanmar is planning 2010 elections, and the mandate for MONUC in Congo is extended for another five months.

Weekly News Brief, December 18 to January 14

Your weekly news brief, compiled by Joshua Kennedy of GI-NET and the STAND E-Team. To receive news briefs and education newsletters, email to subscribe.

Democratic Republic of Congo
  • DR Congo’s president, Joseph Kabila, has expressed that he wants the MONUC operation to leave his country by June, reportedly due to the coming 50th anniversary of Congolese independence.
  • WFP suspended its operations in Somalia due to threats to local staff and demands for a ‘security fee’ payable to the al-Shabaab insurgents. The suspension will affect at least 900,000 people.

Sri Lanka


Around the World


South Sudan


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