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November 14, 1996 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton agreed Wednesday to commit as many as 5,000 U.S. military personnel, including a battalion of paratroopers, to airlift food and medicine to more than 1 million sick and starving refugees living in squalid conditions in eastern Zaire.
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January 29, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Algerian diplomat appointed as the U.N.'s special envoy to Zaire, Burundi and Rwanda said Tuesday that it may take a huge injection of Western aid--a "mini-Marshall Plan"--to halt the spiral of violence in the war-ravaged Central African nations. Mohamed Sahnoun will go to Africa next week to try to halt the bloodshed, which includes a civil war in Zaire and a cycle of attacks and reprisals by ethnic Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda and Burundi.
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November 17, 1996 | BOB DROGIN and JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As an astonishing column of Rwandan refugees silently trudged home to an uncertain future in the land they fled in chaos and panic more than two years ago, the Clinton administration signaled Saturday that it was rethinking the size and scope of the role that U.S. troops would play in a proposed international mercy mission in the region. Defense Secretary William J.
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November 20, 1996 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton administration, clearly relieved by a surge of Rwandan refugees heading home, sharply scaled back its Central African relief program Tuesday, canceling plans to send a battalion of paratroopers and deciding instead to dispatch a small contingent of support personnel. Defense Secretary William J.
NEWS
November 20, 1996 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton administration, clearly relieved by a surge of Rwandan refugees heading home, sharply scaled back its Central African relief program Tuesday, canceling plans to send a battalion of paratroopers and deciding instead to dispatch a small contingent of support personnel. Defense Secretary William J.
NEWS
January 29, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Algerian diplomat appointed as the U.N.'s special envoy to Zaire, Burundi and Rwanda said Tuesday that it may take a huge injection of Western aid--a "mini-Marshall Plan"--to halt the spiral of violence in the war-ravaged Central African nations. Mohamed Sahnoun will go to Africa next week to try to halt the bloodshed, which includes a civil war in Zaire and a cycle of attacks and reprisals by ethnic Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda and Burundi.
NEWS
November 15, 1996 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Canada named its highest-ranking soldier Thursday to lead an international force in eastern Zaire, as diplomats and military planners searched for ways to prevent about 45,000 armed militiamen--many of them accused war criminals--from disrupting the planned humanitarian airlift. Canada's designation of Lt. Gen.
OPINION
October 6, 1991 | TOM BETHELL, Tom Bethell is Washington editor of the American Spectator
With the collapse of communism, there's a debate in Washington about America's role in the world. A sudden case in point is Haiti, where the recently elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has been deposed by Haitian troops. President Bush has condemned "those who have attacked the legally constitutional, democratically elected government of Haiti," and TV news programs are already illustrating their reports on developments with footage of U.S. warships.
NEWS
August 6, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As an uneasy calm settled over this capital Wednesday, radio reports from neighboring Rwanda said that renegade soldiers, bent on toppling the government of Congolese President Laurent Kabila, had captured two key cities in his country's eastern Kivu region. The reported rebel victories in Goma and Bukavu, the two biggest cities in the area near the border with Rwanda, indicated that the seemingly organized rebellion might be gaining momentum, local observers said.
NEWS
May 10, 1997 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's anger to go around in the destitute streets of Kinshasa, and it is not all directed against President Mobutu Sese Seko or rebel leader Laurent Kabila, the two men locked in a dance of death over who will lead this country of 45 million people.
NEWS
November 17, 1996 | BOB DROGIN and JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As an astonishing column of Rwandan refugees silently trudged home to an uncertain future in the land they fled in chaos and panic more than two years ago, the Clinton administration signaled Saturday that it was rethinking the size and scope of the role that U.S. troops would play in a proposed international mercy mission in the region. Defense Secretary William J.
NEWS
November 15, 1996 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Canada named its highest-ranking soldier Thursday to lead an international force in eastern Zaire, as diplomats and military planners searched for ways to prevent about 45,000 armed militiamen--many of them accused war criminals--from disrupting the planned humanitarian airlift. Canada's designation of Lt. Gen.
NEWS
November 14, 1996 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton agreed Wednesday to commit as many as 5,000 U.S. military personnel, including a battalion of paratroopers, to airlift food and medicine to more than 1 million sick and starving refugees living in squalid conditions in eastern Zaire.
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