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SLIDESHOW: The A-9 highway, a lifeline in Sri Lanka

SLIDESHOW: The A-9 highway, a lifeline in Sri Lanka

November 1, 2012 0

KANDY/JAFFNA 01 November 2012 (IRIN) - The A-9 highway in Sri Lanka plays a symbolic role connecting the central and northern parts of the island. The road - which connects the city of

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Analysis: Catch-22 for Syrian migrants in Lebanon

Analysis: Catch-22 for Syrian migrants in Lebanon

November 1, 2012 0

BEIRUT 01 November 2012 (IRIN) - Syrians in Lebanon are increasingly coming under attack as lingering anti-Syrian sentiment intensifies amid the current conflict next door. >

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Analysis: Burundi’s bumpy road to the 2015 polls

Analysis: Burundi’s bumpy road to the 2015 polls

November 1, 2012 0

BUJUMBURA 01 November 2012 (IRIN) - The two billion US dollars pledged by donors on 30 October to support Burundi’s development sounds like a ringing endorsement of the central African country’s progress from

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MYANMAR: Kachin conflict displaces tens of thousands

MYANMAR: Kachin conflict displaces tens of thousands

October 31, 2012 0

BANGKOK 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - More than 75,000 people remain displaced in Myanmar's northern Kachin State following the collapse of a 17-year ceasefire between the Burmese government and the Kachin Independence Army

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In Brief: Malaria summit opens in Sydney

In Brief: Malaria summit opens in Sydney

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 31, 2012 0

BANGKOK 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - More than 200 health experts have gathered in Sydney for a three-day conference to bolster political commitment to tackle the spread of malaria. >

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SOUTHERN AFRICA: Governments failing to address cervical cancer

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Governments failing to address cervical cancer

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 31, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in southern Africa, but new research reveals that governments’ attempts to address the disease have been

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BURKINA FASO: Preventing conflict between farmers and herders

BURKINA FASO: Preventing conflict between farmers and herders

October 30, 2012 0

OUAGADOUGOU 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - As violent incidents between animal breeders and sedentary farmers soar across northern and eastern Burkina Faso northern Burkina Faso, the Ministry of Animal Resources has been holding

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SOUTH AFRICA: The psychological strain of living in Tin Can Town

SOUTH AFRICA: The psychological strain of living in Tin Can Town

October 30, 2012 0

CAPE TOWN 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - A recent academic study has identified a range of mental health disorders suffered by shack dwellers in South Africa's Western Cape Province, from chronic insomnia to

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Victims cry foul over Uganda’s LRA strategy

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Victims cry foul over Uganda’s LRA strategy

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 30, 2012 0

BANGUI 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - Uganda’s practice of pardoning and then integrating into its military captured or surrendered members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), getting them to hunt down their former

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MYANMAR: Call for international monitors in Rakhine

MYANMAR: Call for international monitors in Rakhine

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 30, 2012 0

BANGKOK 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - Rights activists have called for international monitors to safeguard the lives of thousands of Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State following last week’s deadly sectarian violence.

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