This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable

All Posts Tagged With: "junta"

Guinean military on prowl for suspected Camara shooter

Video Blogwatch

Guinean military on prowl for suspected Camara shooter

The ruling junta in Guinea is continuing its manhunt for Lt. Aboubacar "Toumba" Diakite, who allegedly shot military ruler Moussa Camara in the head last week. During the past several days, security officials have rounded up at least 60 people suspected of involvement in the assassination attempt. Watch what three African news sources are saying about recent events.

Posted: December 8, 2009 14:02   Comments: 16
Myanmar looks toward 2010 elections for political options

Perspectives

Myanmar looks toward 2010 elections for political options

Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, who recently returned from a trip to Yangon and Naypyidaw, writes about how Myanmar is preparing for elections next year in accordance with its new constitution. Myanmar's ruling junta has placed strict limits on the elections, but they may offer a chance for limited civilian participation.

Posted: December 8, 2009 11:07   Comments: 6
Outsiders wonder why Myanmar built brand new capital

Perspectives

Outsiders wonder why Myanmar built brand new capital

Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, a research fellow at Georgetown University, recently traveled to Myanmar to research Burmese law, culture and religion. He writes about his experiences in Naypyidaw. Five years ago the Burmese military junta decided to move Myanmar’s capital from Yangon to Naypyidaw, meaning "city of kings."

Posted: November 30, 2009 16:03   Comments: 7
Opposition leader arrested in Myanmar over U.S. intruder

Blogwatch

Opposition leader arrested in Myanmar over U.S. intruder

In Myanmar, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested again on Thursday and charged with violating the terms of her house arrest, which was supposed to conclude at the end of this month. An American man, John William Yettaw, swam across a lake and spent time at her home, though she reportedly told him to leave.

Posted: May 14, 2009 11:32   Comments: 1

Produced by Creative News Group LLC     ©2019 WNET.ORG     All rights reserved

Distributed by American Public Television