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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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Fact file: Unfair cop – why African police forces make violent extremism worse

Fact file: 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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Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

IRIN editors have scanned the humanitarian horizon to get you up to speed with this forward-looking weekly digest:   CAR risks return to civil war   Central African Republic is on the brink

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The Kurdish struggle in northern Syria

The Kurdish struggle in northern Syria

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

While Iraq’s Kurds may vote to become independent in 10 days time, officials in the neighbouring Kurdish-run Democratic Federation of Northern Syria promise they have no intention to secede, even if they could.

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The foreign invader costing African farmers $3 billion

The foreign invader costing African farmers $3 billion

September 14, 2017 0

My brother is a Zimbabwean farmer who has done pretty well for himself, but is now a worried man.

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Success against salt: Senegalese farmers battle a major climate change threat

Success against salt: Senegalese farmers battle a major climate change threat

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

Climate change makes life harder for Senegalese farmers in many different ways: shorter rainy seasons, more frequent and longer dry spells and droughts, a lower water table, floods, coastal erosion, destruction of mangroves,

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Libya’s migration crisis is about more than just security

Libya’s migration crisis is about more than just security

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 11, 2017 0

There’s no shortage of news on Libya’s migration crisis, but there is a serious dearth of policy solutions.

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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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