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NIGERIA-CHAD: Child migrants reuniting with families

NIGERIA-CHAD: Child migrants reuniting with families

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 15, 2012 0

DAKAR 15 October 2012 (IRIN) - Most of the Chadian Koranic students who fled Boko Haram related violence in northern Nigeria to return to their country in March 2012, have now been reunited

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PAKISTAN: Fears of Taliban resurgence in north

PAKISTAN: Fears of Taliban resurgence in north

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 12, 2012 0

PESHAWAR 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - The shooting on 9 October of Malala Yusufzai, a 14-year-old girls’ education campaigner from Swat Valley in northern Pakistan, is a reminder that militancy is still a

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YEMEN: Sheikhs and shekels – the real cost of patronage

YEMEN: Sheikhs and shekels – the real cost of patronage

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 12, 2012 0

SANA’A 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - Sheikh Nasser Shareef grimaced as he described the state of public services in his tribal area in Marib Governorate, about 100km east of Yemen’s capital Sana’a. “Very

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BANGLADESH: Rohingya refugees face more restrictions

BANGLADESH: Rohingya refugees face more restrictions

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 12, 2012 0

DHAKA 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - Activists warn of further restrictions on Rohingya refugees in southeastern Bangladesh following recent communal violence.

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In Brief: Botswana court rules women are no longer second-class citizens

In Brief: Botswana court rules women are no longer second-class citizens

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 12, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - A landmark ruling on 12 October by Gaborone’s High Court found that gender discrimination based on Botswana’s customary law is unconstitutional.

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SIERRA LEONE: Women, debt and detention

SIERRA LEONE: Women, debt and detention

October 11, 2012 0

FREETOWN 11 October 2012 (IRIN) - Many Sierra Leonean women who are unable to repay small debts end up in prison for want of decent legal representation after their creditors report them to

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FOOD: Land-grabbing linked with hunger

FOOD: Land-grabbing linked with hunger

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 11, 2012 0

ADDIS ABABA 11 October 2012 (IRIN) - Countries where people lack adequate access to land rights, water and energy - are among the worst performers in the annual Global Hunger Index (GHI).

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KENYA: Nancy, "They did very bad things to me"

KENYA: Nancy, "They did very bad things to me"

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 11, 2012 0

MERU 11 October 2012 (IRIN) - Millions of girls remain threatened by gender-based violence and cultural practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

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BURUNDI: State still accused of killings, cover-ups

BURUNDI: State still accused of killings, cover-ups

October 10, 2012 0

BUJUMBURA 10 October 2012 (IRIN) - With a couple of clicks, a photo appeared on the Burundian human rights activist’s computer screen: a hillside; a prone, male body, its severed head lying next

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ZAMBIA: Government clamps down on ‘illegal’ housing

ZAMBIA: Government clamps down on ‘illegal’ housing

October 9, 2012 0

LUSAKA 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - It was early when police arrived at the home of Emmeldah Mutale, a widowed mother of five, in the capital, Lusaka, to demolish her two-bedroom house.

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