The Karenni alphabet – kyal poe gyi or kayah li – was created in 1962, and has only ever been widely taught at refugee camps in Thailand. It appears to be modelled, linguists say, on Thai and Burmese scripts.
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As brands of Burmese alcohol compete with recently approved foreign liquor imports, Karenni villagers are fighting to retain local brewing customs.
Film star and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie visited a Karenni woman and her family at a refugee camp near the Thai-Burmese border on Friday, to mark World Refugee Day.
Decades of armed conflict in Burma make it one of the worst hit countries for landmines. People living close to the border are the most severely affected. But five years ago a prosthetics factory opened in Loikaw, Karenni state. And all of the people working at the factory are landmine victims themselves.
Environmental group urges Tokyo to investigate history of rights abuses surrounding dam project that Japan may resume financing of
22-year-old man shot after failing to stop at an army checkpoint in Karenni capital Loikaw dies of his wounds in hospital
Three people were said to have been killed on 24 December when KNPP troops ambushed a Burmese army convoy escorting workers of the Salween Dam Construction Project in Southeast Burma
State media announces that many ethnic minority areas will be excluded from this year’s upcoming poll, with many of the areas near or under the control of ethnic rebel groups.
Feb 4, 2010 (DVB), An armed ethnic Karenni party has admitted to the recent bombing of two electricity towers in eastern Burma, but claimed that it did not intend to[...]
Oct 8, 2008 (DVB), The Karenni National Progressive Party has denied rumours that it is negotiating an agreement with the State Peace and Development Council to put down its arms.[...]
Jun 3, 2008 (DVB), Shan, Karen and Karenni groups have appealed to the international community to urgently grant much-needed funding for food provision to over 140,000 refugees living along the[...]
Apr 3, 2008 (DVB), Karenni National Progressive Party troops have clashed with State Peace and Development Council forces, causing two deaths and one injury on the government side, a KNPP[...]