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Zimbabwe: What happens after Mugabe?

Zimbabwe: What happens after Mugabe?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 13, 2017 0

At the ripe old age of 93, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s long-serving president, has offered himself as the candidate to lead his ruling ZANU-PF party in elections next year.   In power since independence

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Unfair cop – why African police forces make violent extremism worse

Unfair cop – why African police forces make violent extremism worse

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 28, 2017 0

Undermanned, underfunded, underwhelming: African police forces struggle to contain regular crime, and they are even further out of their depth when it comes to tackling violent extremism. The best way to identify threats

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Six major humanitarian challenges confronting the UN General Assembly

Six major humanitarian challenges confronting the UN General Assembly

September 18, 2017 0

Hype over what President Donald Trump may or may not say dominated the media build-up to this week’s UN General Assembly. However, US funding cuts and the apparent absence of American authority on

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Crackdown: Prison conditions worsen in post-coup Turkey

Crackdown: Prison conditions worsen in post-coup Turkey

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 6, 2017 0

Turkey has been packing its jails with political offenders since a failed coup nearly 14 months ago, and prisoners’ families, lawyers, and activists have told IRIN of an increase in overcrowding, poor medical

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Unwelcome stranger: An African asylum seeker in Israel

Unwelcome stranger: An African asylum seeker in Israel

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 31, 2017 0

This short documentary tells the story of Anwar, a Sudanese anti-government activist who fled his home in Darfur in 2003.

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Martinets, migrants, and militants: The drawn-out saga of Libya and the ICC

Martinets, migrants, and militants: The drawn-out saga of Libya and the ICC

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 24, 2017 0

When International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda addressed the UN Security Council in May, she assured the assembled nations that Libya was a priority in 2017.

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Mobile magistrates are Iraq’s new frontline fighters

Mobile magistrates are Iraq’s new frontline fighters

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 18, 2017 0

“My apologies, I have to go,” Khalid al-Shimari proffers as he races to his car, gravel scrunching under his feet. In the pocket of his blazer a ringtone sounds for the umpteenth time

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Child soldiers, Myanmar murders, and Venezuelan votes: The Cheat Sheet

Child soldiers, Myanmar murders, and Venezuelan votes: The Cheat Sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 14, 2017 0

Which humanitarian topics are on IRIN’s radar and should be on yours? Check out our curation of upcoming events, topical reports, opinion, and quality journalism:   The gag effect   It’s been nearly

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Sudan sanctions, Mosul, and Marawi: The Cheat Sheet

Sudan sanctions, Mosul, and Marawi: The Cheat Sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 7, 2017 0

Check out the topics on IRIN’s radar and trawl through our curation of the best humanitarian reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Will US relax 20-year-old sanctions on Sudan? Sudan's diplomacy

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Boko Haram ups its pressure on Niger

Boko Haram ups its pressure on Niger

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 6, 2017 0

There has been a worrying upsurge in Boko Haram violence in Niger’s southeastern Diffa region, adding to the caseload of an already underfunded humanitarian crisis. In the latest attack on 2 July, the

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