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SENEGAL: Habré investigations mark turning point for African justice

SENEGAL: Habré investigations mark turning point for African justice

February 9, 2013 0

DAKAR 09 February 2013 (IRIN) - The special court set up to try ex-Chadian President Hissène Habré officially opened its investigations on 8 February in Senegal, making it the first time a former

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Call for humanitarian access after clashes in North Darfur

Call for humanitarian access after clashes in North Darfur

February 8, 2013 0

KHARTOUM 08 February 2013 (IRIN) - The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is calling for better access to tens of thousands of people displaced by recent inter-tribal fighting in gold-mining areas

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Mali a “wake-up call” for drug trafficking, says think tank

Mali a “wake-up call” for drug trafficking, says think tank

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 5, 2013 0

ACCRA 05 February 2013 (IRIN) - At the launch of a Ghana-based Commission on the Impact of Drug-Trafficking on Governance, Security and Development in West Africa, its chair, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo,

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Frederik Ngubane, stateless in South Africa: "It’s like my future is on hold"

Frederik Ngubane, stateless in South Africa: "It’s like my future is on hold"

January 30, 2013 0

PRETORIA 30 January 2013 (IRIN) - Frederik Ngubane, 22, returned to South Africa, the country of his birth, in 2009, after spending his entire childhood in Kenya and Uganda.

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Islamists kill two Nigerian troop-members headed for Mali

Islamists kill two Nigerian troop-members headed for Mali

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 21, 2013 0

KANO 21 January 2013 (IRIN) - Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and five others seriously injured in a 19 January attack on a military detachment destined for deployment to Mali as part of

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Rehabilitation centre for Uganda’s LRA returnees to close

Rehabilitation centre for Uganda’s LRA returnees to close

January 18, 2013 0

GULU 18 January 2013 (IRIN) - One of the only two remaining reception centres in northern Uganda helping reintegrate former members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is threatened with closure.

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AFRICA: Congo cancer conference urges action

AFRICA: Congo cancer conference urges action

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 24, 2012 0

DOLISIE 24 December 2012 (IRIN) - Over 150 experts from seven African countries - Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Cameroon - are calling on

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DJIBOUTI-ETHIOPIA: Irregular migration continues unabated

DJIBOUTI-ETHIOPIA: Irregular migration continues unabated

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 21, 2012 0

ADDIS ABABA-DJIBOUTI 21 December 2012 (IRIN) - More people from the Horn of Africa region, especially Ethiopia and Somalia, are crossing international borders as irregular migrants - lacking official documentation or approval -

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AID POLICY: Communication technologies transform relief and development

AID POLICY: Communication technologies transform relief and development

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 18, 2012 0

NAIROBI 18 December 2012 (IRIN) - Since Africa's first mobile phone network went live in 1994, mobile phone penetration has shot up to 65 percent; access to the internet is also increasing rapidly.

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MALAWI-ANGOLA: Some facts on food crises and response

MALAWI-ANGOLA: Some facts on food crises and response

December 17, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 17 December 2012 (IRIN) - Prolonged dry spells have driven almost four million people to food insecurity in Malawi and oil-rich Angola, in Southern Africa.

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