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The flawed logic of forced slum evictions

The flawed logic of forced slum evictions

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 15, 2017 0

If the goal of urban development is to improve the cities we inhabit, then we must first address the needs of the majority of us who live on the margins.   Continuing to

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“Let’s eradicate poverty, not poor people”

“Let’s eradicate poverty, not poor people”

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 12, 2017 0

In November 2016, a relentless government-owned bulldozer cost Celestine Ahisu his home, his business, and his peace of mind in one fell swoop.

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Russia has finished off the UN’s Syria chemical attack probe. What now?

Russia has finished off the UN’s Syria chemical attack probe. What now?

November 20, 2017 0

  Russia recently used a series of Security Council vetoes – the final one last week – to kill an international body investigating a gruesome series of chemical attacks in Syria.   The

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EU fails to identify and protect gay, lesbian, and transgender asylum seekers

EU fails to identify and protect gay, lesbian, and transgender asylum seekers

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 20, 2017 0

Daar* was scared to tell anyone he was gay, let alone the foreign officials who held his future in their hands.   So when the 28-year-old Syrian from Damascus had his first interview

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A shot across the bows from The Hague as ICC investigates Burundi

A shot across the bows from The Hague as ICC investigates Burundi

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 10, 2017 0

By authorising a full-scale investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed by state actors in Burundi, judges of the International Criminal Court want to send a clear message to perpetrators of such crimes

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US ramps up military strikes in Somalia

US ramps up military strikes in Somalia

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

When Ali Osman Diblawe arrived in Bariire town he was barefoot and winded. He had sprinted the 2.5 kilometres from his farm to the southern Somali town after hearing a barrage of gunfire

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Who owns Kenya?

Who owns Kenya?

November 3, 2017 0

Two elections in two months has not settled Kenya’s political crisis. But the impasse is not really about who will sit in State House. It’s a deeper question: it’s about who owns Kenya

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Who owns Kenya?

Who owns Kenya?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 3, 2017 0

Two elections in two months has not settled Kenya’s political crisis. But the impasse is not really about who will sit in State House. It’s a deeper question: it’s about who owns Kenya

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Election leaves western Kenya angry and bitter

Election leaves western Kenya angry and bitter

October 26, 2017 0

After tyres finish burning, what is left is a matted mesh of singed black wire. In Kenya’s western city of Kisumu, they hug curbs and roundabouts, leaving dark, circular footprints where the road

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Land clashes test Côte d’Ivoire’s fragile security

Land clashes test Côte d’Ivoire’s fragile security

October 25, 2017 0

Fresh clashes over land in western Côte d’Ivoire, following a spate of army mutinies, attacks on police stations, and jailbreaks, represent a growing challenge to the country’s nascent and hard-won stability. Côte d’Ivoire

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