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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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Analysis: Aid access challenges for Indonesia’s Papua region

Analysis: Aid access challenges for Indonesia’s Papua region

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 17, 2012 0

JAKARTA 17 September 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies in Indonesia's Papua region say their work is coming under increased government scrutiny due to Jakarta's concern over a secessionist movement on the island.

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PAKISTAN: Sectarian violence slipping out of control in Balochistan

PAKISTAN: Sectarian violence slipping out of control in Balochistan

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 14, 2012 0

QUETTA 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - Ethnic and religious minorities in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan have faced increasing intimidation and violence since 2009, according to a recent fact-finding mission by the Human

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UGANDA: Government adopts new PMTCT strategy

UGANDA: Government adopts new PMTCT strategy

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 14, 2012 0

KAMPALA 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - The government of Uganda has launched the UN World Health Organization's (WHO) "Option B+" to boost the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT).

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Analysis: Kenya’s deadly mix of frustration, politics and impunity

Analysis: Kenya’s deadly mix of frustration, politics and impunity

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 14, 2012 0

MOMBASA 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - Recent deadly clashes in Kenya stem from widespread economic frustration, chronic impunity and the ambitions of politicians seeking office, according to analysts and activists.

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