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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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SUDAN: SPLM-N in retaliatory attack on South Kordofan

SUDAN: SPLM-N in retaliatory attack on South Kordofan

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 9, 2012 0

KHARTOUM 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - Mortar shelling in Kadugli, capital of Sudan's South Kordofan State, on 8 October left at least six dead and several injured; the attacks coincided with an ongoing

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Human Rights Watch’s Jan Egeland calls for faster progress

CLIMATE CHANGE: Human Rights Watch’s Jan Egeland calls for faster progress

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 9, 2012 0

BANGKOK 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - On the sidelines of a recent presentation he made in Bangkok on disaster prevention and preparedness, IRIN spoke to Jan Egeland, deputy director of Human Rights Watch,

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MALI: Children take up guns

MALI: Children take up guns

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 8, 2012 0

SEVARÉ 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - Children as young as 14 are joining military training camps run by militias in southern Mali preparing to fight Islamist groups in the north. At the same

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MALI: Northerners fight to learn

MALI: Northerners fight to learn

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

MOPTI 05 October 2012 (IRIN) - Teachers, the Ministry of Education and aid agencies are scrambling to provide catch-up classes to thousands of displaced children who fled northern Mali for southern towns to

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MIGRATION: Influx shifts to Greek islands

MIGRATION: Influx shifts to Greek islands

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

MYTILENE 05 October 2012 (IRIN) - Just as Greece appears to have successfully stemmed the flood of undocumented migrants crossing the land border with Turkey, a new influx of migrants and asylum seekers

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