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U.S. Marks Small Arms Destruction Day
(July 8): Projects helping to destroy additional MANPADS or other conventional weapons (not just small arms), or providing physical security and stockpile management of arms and munitions are underway in Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Lebanon, Montenegro, Uganda, and Ukraine, and with the Regional Center on Small Arms, which has 12 member states from Africa’s Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions. Full text
U.S. Supports Return Peace Negotiations in Burundi and the Return of FNL Chairman Rwasa
(May 30): The United States welcomes the agreement signed May 26 between the Government of Burundi and the Palipehutu-FNL pledging an immediate cessation of hostilities. Full text
Palipehutu-FNL Attacks in Burundi
(Apr. 23): The United States is deeply concerned about recent attacks by Palipehutu-FNL forces against Burundian military positions in contravention of the September 7, 2006 cease-fire agreement. Full text