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SOMALIA: Principles and pragmatism

SOMALIA: Principles and pragmatism

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 21, 2012 0

NAIROBI 21 September 2012 (IRIN) - The advance by African Union troops (AMISOM) on the insurgent-held Somali port city of Kismayo brings into focus a challenge often faced by humanitarian actors in conflict

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MADAGASCAR: Children with disabilities get a second chance at school

MADAGASCAR: Children with disabilities get a second chance at school

September 21, 2012 0

ANTANANARIVO 21 September 2012 (IRIN) - It was only when her daughter, then five years old, was playing near railway tracks in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, and failed to hear the whistle of an

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SWAZILAND: Child marriages banned

SWAZILAND: Child marriages banned

September 20, 2012 0

MBABANE 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - The practice of men marrying underage girls - which has been an accepted social norm for centuries but has been linked in recent years to the spread

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GAMBIA: Stepping up pressure on human rights

GAMBIA: Stepping up pressure on human rights

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 20, 2012 0

DAKAR 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Public, forceful international pressure on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to halt ongoing executions of death row prisoners was successful - at least temporarily - leading activists to

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SOUTH AFRICA: Business as usual after Marikana mine violence?

SOUTH AFRICA: Business as usual after Marikana mine violence?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 20, 2012 0

MARIKANA 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Five weeks after the Marikana mine massacre in South Africa’s North West Province claimed the lives of 34 protesting workers and shocked the world, the strike that

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BANGLADESH: Hazardous "bidi” cigarette factories

BANGLADESH: Hazardous "bidi” cigarette factories

September 19, 2012 0

DHAKA 19 September 2012 (IRIN) - Even after working 12 hours a day six days a week in toxic factory conditions rolling cigarettes in Bangladesh - followed by more cigarette rolling work at

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SOUTH AFRICA: Child migrants illegally imprisoned

SOUTH AFRICA: Child migrants illegally imprisoned

September 19, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 19 September 2012 (IRIN) - By the age of 16, Auguy Bingi* had lost a father and a brother to the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), so he did

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SOUTH AFRICA: Child migrants illegally imprisoned

SOUTH AFRICA: Child migrants illegally imprisoned

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 19, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 19 September 2012 (IRIN) - By the age of 16, Auguy Bingi* had lost a father and a brother to the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), so he did

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BANGLADESH: Hazardous "bidi” cigarette factories

BANGLADESH: Hazardous "bidi” cigarette factories

September 19, 2012 0

DHAKA 19 September 2012 (IRIN) - Even after working 12 hours a day six days a week in toxic factory conditions rolling cigarettes in Bangladesh - followed by more cigarette rolling work at

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UGANDA: Patients go private as state sector crumbles

UGANDA: Patients go private as state sector crumbles

September 18, 2012 0

KAMPALA 18 September 2012 (IRIN) - Free healthcare is, in theory, available to everyone in Uganda but in practice, the state system, where thousands of doctors’ and nurses’ positions are unfilled, is so

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