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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Victims cry foul over Uganda’s LRA strategy

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Victims cry foul over Uganda’s LRA strategy

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 30, 2012 0

BANGUI 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - Uganda’s practice of pardoning and then integrating into its military captured or surrendered members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), getting them to hunt down their former

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Briefing: Ethiopia’s ONLF rebellion

Briefing: Ethiopia’s ONLF rebellion

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 29, 2012 0

NAIROBI 29 October 2012 (IRIN) - Any hopes for an imminent end to conflict in Ethiopia’s Somali region were dashed earlier this month when talks between the government and the separatist Ogaden National

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TOGO: Simmering discontent ahead of polls

TOGO: Simmering discontent ahead of polls

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 24, 2012 0

LOME 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - A recent wave of protests by Togolese opposition groups and a heavy-handed clampdown by security forces have set the scene for a tense struggle for reforms in

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Briefing: Kenya’s coastal separatists – menace or martyrs?

Briefing: Kenya’s coastal separatists – menace or martyrs?

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 24, 2012 0

MOMBASA 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - Kenyan security forces are conducting a wave of arrests of members of the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC), who are accused of incitement and acts of violence. Below,

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Analysis: Not-so-open borders for Syrian refugees?

Analysis: Not-so-open borders for Syrian refugees?

October 24, 2012 0

DUBAI 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies, human rights organizations and local government officials are increasingly concerned about thousands of people who have fled violence in Syria only to end up stuck

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PAKISTAN: Madrasas fill education gap in Karachi hotspot

PAKISTAN: Madrasas fill education gap in Karachi hotspot

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 24, 2012 0

KARACHI 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - When ethnic riots erupt in Karachi, Qasba Colony is usually the worst affected: The violence has taken a dramatic toll on education and the main beneficiaries are

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COTE D’IVOIRE: Crackdown sparks rights abuse allegations

COTE D’IVOIRE: Crackdown sparks rights abuse allegations

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 22, 2012 0

ABIDJAN 22 October 2012 (IRIN) - Since a spate of attacks on Côte d’Ivoire’s army and police bases in August, several civilians have been rounded up, beaten and detained for ransom, say rights

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NEPAL: Government hobbles human rights commission

NEPAL: Government hobbles human rights commission

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 18, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Mismanagement of Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) and its lack of independence, as well as frequent changes of government and an ongoing constitutional stalemate, have weakened

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DRC: Tough bargaining with armed groups

DRC: Tough bargaining with armed groups

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 18, 2012 0

KALEMBE 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - A recent incident in the town of Kalembe, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) North Kivu Province, highlighted the fluid ambiguity of the national army's troubled

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MIGRATION: Teenage migrants “trapped” in Greece

MIGRATION: Teenage migrants “trapped” in Greece

October 17, 2012 0

ATHENS/LESBOS 17 October 2012 (IRIN) - By early evening, Alexandra Park in central Athens starts to fill up with young, male migrants. They gather on benches, and some even kick a ball around,

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