The New Mon State Party and Lahu Democratic Union signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on Tuesday, fulfilling a pledge that the two ethnic armed groups made last month to accede to an accord initially inked by eight non-state armies more than two years ago.
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Aung San Suu Kyi reaffirms her commitment to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement at the second anniversary of the pact’s signing as Burma’s commander-in-chief urges holdouts to get on board and the leader of the most prominent ethnic armed signatory to the accord acknowledges doubts about the peace process.
DVB sat down with the general to ask just how close Burma is to ending six decades of civil war.
Leaders from six Karen armed groups have formed a task force in order to combat drug production and use in the east Burmese state.
A conference for discussing nationwide ceasefire is being held in eastern Burma’s Karen state from 20 to 22 January. Leading officials from 18 ethnic armed groups met at the Karen National Union’s Law Khee La headquarters.
Offer of negotiating role from opposition leader garners support among leaders of ethnic armies currently engaged in fighting
War crimes have been committed by multiple parties to the conflict in Burma, all of whom must be investigated in any probe carried out by the UN
Five-member alliance, including the Karen National Union, says it will not fight the military government but inside aim to bring it onside
Jan 28, 2010 (DVB), Several Burmese armed groups, including the Karen National Union, could soon merge with Burma's government-in-exile to form a parallel government prior to elections this year. According[…]
Aug 25, 2009 (DVB), Burma’s armed ethnic groups will increase cooperation with ceasefire groups in an effort to strengthen resistance against government army forces, following a meeting of eight opposition[…]
Apr 27, 2009 (DVB), Two of Burma's main armed ethnic groups have said that accusations in a United Nations report that they continue to recruit child soldiers are wrong and[…]