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Ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues: UN

“The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar continues,” UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour said on Tuesday after speaking to newly-arrived Rohingya in refugee camps in Bangladesh. “I do not think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox’s Bazar,” referring to the Bangladesh district that …

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Myanmar makes a new attempt at unity

A peace conference between Myanmar’s long-embattled government and ethnic minorities has begun under Aung San Suu Kyi’s supervision. Can her history and charisma help overcome decades of civil war and mistrust?

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Myanmar opens its first stock market

The Yangon Stock Exchange officially opened for trading on Friday. Hopes are high that it will help transform Myanmar’s weak economy, once rife with corruption under its former military junta.

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High expectations for Myanmar election

Myanmar's parliamentary elections are the next milestone in the country's ongoing reform process. But while the general requirements for the November vote have been approved, many crucial questions remain unanswered. On November 8, more than 50 million people will elect a new parliament in Myanmar. The importance of the election is immense, says Yangon-based journalist Zeya Thu. "The vote will…

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World Bank pledges $2bn for Myanmar

The programme also includes $200m to help Myanmar achieve universal health coverage by 2030, the Bank said, noting that only one in four people in the once-isolated country has access to quality healthcare.

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