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Countdown to AMISOM withdrawal: Is Somalia ready?

Countdown to AMISOM withdrawal: Is Somalia ready?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 28, 2017 0

The swearing-in last week of Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” was greeted with a surge of optimism on the streets of Mogadishu that a new era of stability was on its way.

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In support of Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulation

In support of Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulation

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 28, 2017 0

IRIN’s recent article, Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals , offers a compelling story that highlights some real challenges facing many Congolese people today. Unfortunately, it misses the broader importance

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Politicised humanitarian aid is fuelling South Sudan’s civil war

Politicised humanitarian aid is fuelling South Sudan’s civil war

February 27, 2017 0

A declaration of famine in South Sudan has prompted a swirl of appeals for new funding to stem the catastrophe. There are millions of people in desperate need, and there are aid groups

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Xenophobes, hungry Yemenis, and open data: The cheat sheet

Xenophobes, hungry Yemenis, and open data: The cheat sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 24, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors takes a look at what lies ahead on our humanitarian agenda and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have

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Central African Republic: What’s gone wrong?

Central African Republic: What’s gone wrong?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 24, 2017 0

There was hope last year that the election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra would bring real change to the troubled Central African Republic. But 12 months on, he has been unable to extend his

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Restive Pakistani city in legal limbo since bombing killed, injured 150 lawyers

Restive Pakistani city in legal limbo since bombing killed, injured 150 lawyers

February 24, 2017 0

Pakistan’s Balochistan Province has long had a reputation for lawlessness, but it’s never been truer on a practical level than it is today.

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Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 22, 2017 0

The camps for displaced people scattered across northeast Nigeria are supposed to provide safety from Boko Haram violence. But for many women the threat is no longer the jihadists: The danger is inside

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EXCLUSIVE: UK “voluntary” returns – refugee coercion and NGO complicity

EXCLUSIVE: UK “voluntary” returns – refugee coercion and NGO complicity

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 21, 2017 0

The UK Home Office is accelerating its drive for “illegal” migrants and those refused asylum to return home voluntarily – a tactic publicised as more cost-effective and “humane” than forced returns. But how

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*UPDATED: A rough guide to foreign military bases in Africa

*UPDATED: A rough guide to foreign military bases in Africa

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 15, 2017 0

Foreign military intervention in Africa is controversial when it happens, and occasionally controversial when it doesn’t. It’s a symptom of the fragility of African states, and the power of external interests.

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Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 14, 2017 0

Valentin was in trouble. His arms were tied behind his back and he couldn’t move. The sun was beating down in the courtyard of the mining company where he and his friends were

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