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October 31, 1996 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations handed the daunting task of developing the framework for an international intervention in Central Africa to a veteran Canadian diplomat Wednesday. Raymond Chretien, who has been Canada's ambassador to the United States since 1994 and who previously served in Africa, said he will leave Nov. 6 for a monthlong assessment of the situation in Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire. Diplomatic sources said the hope was that Chretien's report to U.N.
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October 31, 1996 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations handed the daunting task of developing the framework for an international intervention in Central Africa to a veteran Canadian diplomat Wednesday. Raymond Chretien, who has been Canada's ambassador to the United States since 1994 and who previously served in Africa, said he will leave Nov. 6 for a monthlong assessment of the situation in Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire. Diplomatic sources said the hope was that Chretien's report to U.N.
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November 11, 1996 | Reuters
Zairian rebels have agreed to open a corridor for aid to more than 1 million Rwandan and Burundian refugees scattered by fighting in eastern Zaire, a U.N. official said Sunday. Omar Backhet, resident representative of the U.N. Development Program in Rwanda, said the first assessment teams to check on humanitarian needs and security will enter rebel-held territory today. Backhet spoke shortly after U.N.
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November 10, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
While Europe pressed for immediate deployment of an international force to aid refugees fleeing fighting in Zaire, Zairian officials urged Saturday that the United Nations first condemn its neighbors for their part in the conflict. Zaire accuses the Tutsi-led armies of Rwanda and Burundi of taking over three key cities in eastern Zaire--Bukavu, Goma and Uvira. Rwanda says Tutsi rebels in Zaire are responsible for the attacks, which have scattered 1.
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June 7, 1996 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So many American allies are furious about a new U.S. law designed to punish some foreign companies operating in Cuba that the State Department spokesman, in an unusual display of undiplomatic petulance, lectured them this week "to just sit back and cool it" and end "the public bickering."
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November 9, 1996 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A battle Friday for control of the world's largest refugee camp appeared to mark a bitter resumption of Rwanda's genocidal war of 1994--but with the bloodletting now across the border in eastern Zaire. Mortar and antiaircraft fire roared for a second day around the vast Mugunga refugee camp, about 12 miles northwest of the Zairian border city of Goma and the last known location of more than 400,000 ethnic Hutu refugees. It wasn't clear how many remained at the squalid site.
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