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The complex battle for control in eastern Syria

The complex battle for control in eastern Syria

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 30, 2017 0

Ever since a deal was struck in the Kazakh capital of Astana early this month to de-escalate the conflict in western Syria, all eyes have been turning east. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and

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What can save Mali?

What can save Mali?

May 29, 2017 0

Hamidou Barry has come to Bamako to find his son.

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Martial law in Mindanao, Trump’s plans for Somalia and global humanitarian attitudes: The Cheat Sheet

Martial law in Mindanao, Trump’s plans for Somalia and global humanitarian attitudes: The Cheat Sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 26, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors looks ahead at what’s on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: What will martial law

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Mozambicans pay dearly for a president’s financial mistake

Mozambicans pay dearly for a president’s financial mistake

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 16, 2017 0

Diagnosed HIV-positive two years ago, Kayana Kandagona* suffers regular episodes of dizziness. However, this is not the cause of the 34-year-old’s anxiety as she waits for a routine appointment at a faith-based organisation’s

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Turkey-Kurd feud distracts from Islamic State fight in Syria

Turkey-Kurd feud distracts from Islamic State fight in Syria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 2, 2017 0

A flare-up of Turkish-Kurdish violence in northern Syria threatens to undercut the US-backed campaign by Kurdish fighters against the so-called Islamic State in Raqqa, the extremist group’s main stronghold in the country.

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Decree 66: The blueprint for al-Assad’s reconstruction of Syria?

Decree 66: The blueprint for al-Assad’s reconstruction of Syria?

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 20, 2017 0

With violence in Syria ongoing and even hitting new lows , talk of rebuilding the devastated country might seem premature. But work is already under way, at least in one corner of southwestern

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Ethiopia extends emergency as old antagonisms fester

Ethiopia extends emergency as old antagonisms fester

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 3, 2017 0

The Ethiopian government has extended a nationwide state of emergency for four months, hailing it as successful in restoring stability after almost a year of popular protests and crackdowns that cost hundreds of

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Eritrea to Ethiopia, Mosul worsens, and Boko Haram bombs: The Cheat Sheat

Eritrea to Ethiopia, Mosul worsens, and Boko Haram bombs: The Cheat Sheat

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 3, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors takes a look at what lies ahead on our humanitarian agenda and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have

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Central African Republic: What’s gone wrong?

Central African Republic: What’s gone wrong?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 24, 2017 0

There was hope last year that the election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra would bring real change to the troubled Central African Republic. But 12 months on, he has been unable to extend his

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Inside Brazil’s gang-run prisons

Inside Brazil’s gang-run prisons

February 6, 2017 0

For 14 hours, guards did nothing while inmates from the First Capital Command (PCC) used knives and machetes to kill and behead 26 members of a rival drug gang. Having cut the electricity,

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