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Peace in northeastern Nigeria requires justice for military crimes not just Boko Haram atrocities

Peace in northeastern Nigeria requires justice for military crimes not just Boko Haram atrocities

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 7, 2018 0

One day the Boko Haram insurgency will come to an end. When it does, there will be a painful time of reckoning. But for lasting peace to come to northeastern Nigeria, one important

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Turkey, Assad offensives bring new displacement crisis in Syria

Turkey, Assad offensives bring new displacement crisis in Syria

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 23, 2018 0

  A Syrian government offensive in northwestern Syria has already forced more than 200,000 civilians to flee in less than a month, with tens of thousands more at risk as fighting escalates. And

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In northern Myanmar, a long-forgotten conflict flares out of view

In northern Myanmar, a long-forgotten conflict flares out of view

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 18, 2018 0

Doi Ra hid with her family in an outhouse toilet as the soldiers gathered up the men from her village, blindfolded them, and tied their hands together.

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Syria 2018: 5 key factors to watch

Syria 2018: 5 key factors to watch

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 16, 2018 0

After a string of breakthroughs in 2016 and 2017 , President Bashar al-Assad’s government now has the clear upper hand in Syria’s long war.   Out east, the so-called Islamic State has been

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“If the war doesn’t kill us, the food prices will”

“If the war doesn’t kill us, the food prices will”

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 10, 2018 0

Three-year-old Walid sits on a hospital bed, his bones and veins visible through his skin, tugging at the intravenous drip that is keeping him alive.   He’s one of only five kids being

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African cities – time for urgent reform

African cities – time for urgent reform

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

Africa is urbanising at an incredible rate, but its cities are not delivering the opportunities and better lives such dynamism deserves. Instead, they’re typically noxious, dysfunctional sinks; their inhabitants trapped in poverty and neglect.

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Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 7, 2017 0

Social media has become a bush telegraph in the Libyan capital Tripoli, used by anxious citizens to warn each other of militia violence and how to get around the endless shortages as the

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Land clashes test Côte d’Ivoire’s fragile security

Land clashes test Côte d’Ivoire’s fragile security

October 25, 2017 0

Fresh clashes over land in western Côte d’Ivoire, following a spate of army mutinies, attacks on police stations, and jailbreaks, represent a growing challenge to the country’s nascent and hard-won stability. Côte d’Ivoire

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Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

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

Nearly a month after Iraqi Kurdistan’s non-binding vote of “yes” to independence, the borders of the would-be state have already shifted, alongside signs that Kurdish unity is not nearly as strong as the 

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Cameroon’s descent into crisis: the long history of anglophone discord

Cameroon’s descent into crisis: the long history of anglophone discord

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

Cameroon’s anglophone crisis reached a new low at the weekend when at least 17 people were shot dead by security forces and 50 wounded, according to Amnesty International.

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