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Monday, February 22 2016

Sitting in a tea-shop next door to the National League for Democracy’s Hlaing Tharyar Township office, Oo Win Maung offers some ...

Saturday, February 20 2016

Myanmar’s cities are attracting an increasing number of rural poor, but efforts to provide them with affordable housing are falling short

Friday, February 19 2016

After Husaina’s 20-year-old son fled poverty and discrimination in Myanmar’s Rakhine State by boat, she heard nothing from him for ...

Saturday, February 13 2016

Folk history holds that the names Burma and Myanmar come from the name of the deity Brahma, a nod to the country’s early ...

Friday, February 12 2016

Last year, a cleaner hired by Phu Pwint’s family raped the 11-year-old girl when she was alone in her home in ...

Union Peace Conference held at the Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC-2) in Nay Pyi Taw from the 12-16 January, 2016. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Friday, February 12 2016

For an event where only 7 percent of the 700 attendees were women, Myanmar’s first peace conference achieved a milestone on gender issues.

Saturday, February 6 2016

Booming construction fuels sand mining, and threatens coastal environment and tourism, writes Denise Hruby in ...

Monday, February 1 2016

Despite its strong mandate from a thumping election victory, Myanmar’s new National League for Democracy government will struggle to ...

Friday, January 29 2016

The faces of Myanmar’s new Parliament, when it convenes in Napyitaw on February 1, will be almost unrecognisable when compared ...

Ja Seng Hkawn at her riverside home in Myitkyina. (PHOTO:- Thin Lei Win/Myanmar Now)
Monday, January 25 2016

For much of the first 20 years of her life, Maran Ja Seng Hkawn was raised by her grandmothers in Kachin, Myanmar’s northernmost state, ...

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