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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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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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Kagame coronation, saving the sea, and an internet crackdown: The Cheat Sheet

Kagame coronation, saving the sea, and an internet crackdown: The Cheat Sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 4, 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: Jaw-jaw and war war in South Sudan The

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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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International action needed over Burundi now

International action needed over Burundi now

July 26, 2017 0

Two years ago, President Pierre Nkurunziza ignited a political crisis in Burundi when he announced that he would run for a controversial third presidential term. Thousands of people were killed, disappeared, and tortured

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Sporadic violence and presidential tussle put Côte d’Ivoire’s hard-won security at risk

Sporadic violence and presidential tussle put Côte d’Ivoire’s hard-won security at risk

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 21, 2017 0

Just as it seemed to be turning the page after a decade-long crisis marked by two civil wars, violence has again become worryingly routine in Côte d'Ivoire. Since the beginning of the year,

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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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