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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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Boko Haram: Down but far from out

Boko Haram: Down but far from out

May 24, 2017 0

The Nigerian government has declared victory over the Boko Haram insurgency. The capture at the end of December of Camp Zero in Sambisa Forest, the last stronghold of the jihadists, seemed to herald

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Boko Haram: Nigeria winning the battle but losing the war?

Boko Haram: Nigeria winning the battle but losing the war?

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 4, 2017 0

“Prof” Usman Abakyari is instantly likeable.

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Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 22, 2017 0

The camps for displaced people scattered across northeast Nigeria are supposed to provide safety from Boko Haram violence. But for many women the threat is no longer the jihadists: The danger is inside

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How does South Sudan move forward?

How does South Sudan move forward?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 18, 2016 0

Although a ceasefire between rival forces in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, is largely holding, the underlying tensions that led to five days of deadly violence earlier this month remains unaddressed. So what

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Top Picks: Darfur, piracy, and a war crime unpunished?

Top Picks: Darfur, piracy, and a war crime unpunished?

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 6, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top

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Are the ADF ‘Islamist’ scapegoats in Congo?

Are the ADF ‘Islamist’ scapegoats in Congo?

April 8, 2016 0

Attacks on civilians in the Beni region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have killed more than 500 people in the past 18 months. Congolese officials accuse the Allied Democratic Forces, an

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Russia’s deadly air campaign in Syria

Russia’s deadly air campaign in Syria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 21, 2016 0

IRIN’s analysis of casualty data shows that the percentage of Syrian civilians killed in airstrikes has reached new heights since Russia began bombing in September. In January 2016, 70 percent of the 1,084

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Talking to the Taliban, again

Talking to the Taliban, again

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 20, 2014 0

KABUL 20 November 2014 (IRIN) - As foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan, NGOs and UN bodies are admitting it publicly - they are dealing with the Taliban again. For humanitarians this represents the

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