As regions like Sagaing plunge deeper into the chaos of Myanmar’s post-coup conflict, cases of sexual violence by both sides are on the rise and victims have few avenues to seek redress.
Widespread conflict has had a devastating impact on paddy farmers in war zones, but the slump in production is driving up prices for farmers in more stable areas, despite new onerous export restrictions.
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Popular support in Rakhine State for the Arakan Army has been a game changer for the conflict there and is one reason why the ethnic armed group is increasingly impervious to pressure from China.
After almost five years, it is time for me to leave Myanmar and sell a half decade’s worth of accumulated items.
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Some are advocating for the teaching of a single Chin language, but its adoption would hamper the development of mother-tongue education in a state where many languages are spoken.
Childhood visits to a shrine at the Botahtaung Pagoda provided inspiration for exquisite porcelain ceramics on show at an exhibition in Yangon.
The former junta heavyweight and ally of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi suffered a humiliating defeat in the 2015 election, but has high hopes for his new party in this year’s poll.