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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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Words matter: Hate speech and South Sudan

Words matter: Hate speech and South Sudan

September 5, 2017 0

“South Sudan terrorists need to be killed in order for peace to reign. Lawful killing has been practised by states since time immemorial.”   These are the words of Gordon Buay, deputy chief

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Burundi officials should be tried for “crimes against humanity”: UN commission

Burundi officials should be tried for “crimes against humanity”: UN commission

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 4, 2017 0

Burundians “at the highest level of the state” and in its security services should face trial at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, a UN panel investigating more than two years

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Why I’m proud to be African today

Why I’m proud to be African today

September 1, 2017 0

It’s not easy to get a sitting president to leave office. In some cases, corruption, violence, and institutional inertia have conspired to keep some African presidents in office for decades

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Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

August 30, 2017 0

The fear is palpable in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram intensifies its war on civilians. The military’s regular claim that the jihadists are on the run is patently false, and provides no comfort

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Afghanistan redux, mind your language, and Angola’s First Family

Afghanistan redux, mind your language, and Angola’s First Family

August 25, 2017 0

President Joao Lourenco – can he escape “the family”? It’s no surprise, Angola’s next president is going to be Joao Lourenco . The big question is can the party loyalist and former general

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Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 23, 2017 0

On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s rapidly urbanising capital.   The death toll rose within a few

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No food, #NotATarget, and what next in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

No food, #NotATarget, and what next in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

August 18, 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 “depressing equilibrium” of aid worker attacks

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Briefing: Inside Kenya’s troubled elections

Briefing: Inside Kenya’s troubled elections

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 17, 2017 0

More than a week after Kenya’s general elections, the opposition continues to dispute the results, but rather than calling for further protest action on the streets, it’s taking its challenge to the Supreme

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New order on the border: Can foreign aid get past Syria’s jihadis?

New order on the border: Can foreign aid get past Syria’s jihadis?

August 15, 2017 0

Radical jihadis have cemented their dominance over northwestern Syria with the victory last month of Tahrir al-Sham over its main rival, the Turkish-backed Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham. But the two million civilians in

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