Friday, May 28, 1999

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  • War and Peace Report

    Most of Belgrade and large parts of Serbia are without electricity today after NATO was reported to have attacked two major relay stations in the capital during its heaviest night yet of raids. The Serbian power grid EPS said NATO had hit two key relay stations used to transmit electricity from the major power plants near Belgrade and the Romanian border, Beta news agency reported.

  • Comparing Refugee Camps in Africa and the Balkans

    Africa is the continent with the largest number of refugees-approximately 7.3 million. However, the international community has paid little attention to the crises and emergencies that persist on this continent. The current crisis in the Balkans has overshadowed the need for aid in Africa.

  • Refugees in the United States

    Much has been said about the plight of the Kosovar Albanian refugees. But where do they go? Countries around the world are taking these refugees, including the United States. Originally, U.S.-bound Kosovars were to be taken to the sweltering, inhospitable Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba. Instead, they are being taken to Fort Dix in New Jersey. We will take a look at the course of events that take place when refugees reach the United States.

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