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SOMALIA: A snapshot of humanitarian challenges

SOMALIA: A snapshot of humanitarian challenges

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 7, 2012 0

MOGADISHU 07 November 2012 (IRIN) - After two decades of civil war, Somalia is finally seeing hope for lasting peace. After the August departure of Al-Shabab insurgents, thousands of people have returned to

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CONGO: Torture commonplace in prisons – report

CONGO: Torture commonplace in prisons – report

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 6, 2012 0

BRAZZAVILLE 06 November 2012 (IRIN) - Torture has become routine in prisons and police stations in the Republic of Congo, according to a 2 November report by the Congolese Observatory for Human Rights

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SOUTH SUDAN: Calls to end the death penalty, improve prison conditions

SOUTH SUDAN: Calls to end the death penalty, improve prison conditions

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 5, 2012 0

JUBA 05 November 2012 (IRIN) - Rights groups are calling for an end to the death penalty in South Sudan and for improvements to the squalid prison conditions where people languish for years,

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Analysis: Is US action against use of child soldiers on the backburner?

Analysis: Is US action against use of child soldiers on the backburner?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 5, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 05 November 2012 (IRIN) - The Child Soldier Prevention Act (CSPA) was a prime example of US bipartisan human rights legislation: sponsored by Democratic and Republican senators and signed into law in

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SOUTH SUDAN: Mary Sezerina, "I am condemned to death, but they didn’t say when"

SOUTH SUDAN: Mary Sezerina, "I am condemned to death, but they didn’t say when"

November 5, 2012 0

JUBA 05 November 2012 (IRIN) - More than 100 prisoners are languishing on death row in South Sudan’s Juba Central Prison, one of three facilities where people sentenced for murder await their fate

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OPT: Israeli promises of family reunification fall short

OPT: Israeli promises of family reunification fall short

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 2, 2012 0

RAMALLAH 02 November 2012 (IRIN) - Until “that day” in 2007, Nisreen Asaid was a wife and a mother. She was also a hairdresser. But life as she knew it came to a

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SOMALIA: Mogadishu IDPs suffer extortion, eviction

SOMALIA: Mogadishu IDPs suffer extortion, eviction

November 1, 2012 0

MOGADISHU/NAIROBI 01 November 2012 (IRIN) - Already struggling to access sporadic humanitarian assistance, internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Somali capital Mogadishu are also facing eviction by returning landowners and unscrupulous camp "gatekeepers"

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Analysis: Burundi’s bumpy road to the 2015 polls

Analysis: Burundi’s bumpy road to the 2015 polls

November 1, 2012 0

BUJUMBURA 01 November 2012 (IRIN) - The two billion US dollars pledged by donors on 30 October to support Burundi’s development sounds like a ringing endorsement of the central African country’s progress from

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KENYA: Disquiet over Lamu port project

KENYA: Disquiet over Lamu port project

October 31, 2012 0

LAMU 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - A fledgling project to build a huge new port, oil refinery and transport hub on Kenya's northern coastline promises to deliver thousands of jobs and is a

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SOUTH AFRICA: The psychological strain of living in Tin Can Town

SOUTH AFRICA: The psychological strain of living in Tin Can Town

October 30, 2012 0

CAPE TOWN 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - A recent academic study has identified a range of mental health disorders suffered by shack dwellers in South Africa's Western Cape Province, from chronic insomnia to

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