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Analysis: Premier’s ouster complicates Mali crisis

Analysis: Premier’s ouster complicates Mali crisis

December 12, 2012 0

BAMAKO 12 December 2012 (IRIN) - Mali’s coup-triggered political crisis that has seen half the country seized by Islamist militias deepened with the arrest and resignation this week of interim Prime Minister Cheick

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Briefing: Sri Lanka’s ethnic problem

Briefing: Sri Lanka’s ethnic problem

December 11, 2012 0

COLOMBO 11 December 2012 (IRIN) - Prospects to improve relations between Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese-dominated government and ethnic Tamils remain grim more than three years after the end of a civil war fought along

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SYRIA: Healthcare system crumbling

SYRIA: Healthcare system crumbling

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 11, 2012 0

DAMASCUS 11 December 2012 (IRIN) - The nearly two-year conflict in Syria has taken tens of thousands of lives, destroyed entire neighbourhoods and sent hundreds of thousands of people fleeing. But more quietly,

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WEST AFRICA: Defining piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

WEST AFRICA: Defining piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 10, 2012 0

LONDON 10 December 2012 (IRIN) - In July last year President Boni Yayi of Benin sent a worried letter to the UN secretary-general. His country was being threatened by the activities of pirates,

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SWAZILAND: Preschool as a way of life in rural areas

SWAZILAND: Preschool as a way of life in rural areas

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 29, 2012 0

MBABANE 29 November 2012 (IRIN) - The proliferation of Swaziland’s Neighbourhood Care Points (NCP) has had the effect of popularizing preschool education throughout the country in just over a decade.

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Analysis: What’s happening with aid to Bangladesh?

Analysis: What’s happening with aid to Bangladesh?

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 27, 2012 0

BANGKOK 27 November 2012 (IRIN) - While Bangladesh has made significant efforts to boost aid effectiveness, questions remain over who is benefiting from the US$1.5 billion in foreign aid the country receives annually.

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PAKISTAN: Inflation hits food security

PAKISTAN: Inflation hits food security

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 22, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 22 November 2012 (IRIN) - Despite efforts by the Pakistani government and international organizations, inflation, declining income, natural disasters and stagnating domestic productivity are hampering attempts to achieve food security for the

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Analysis: How real are Myanmar’s reforms?

Analysis: How real are Myanmar’s reforms?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 19, 2012 0

LONDON 19 November 2012 (IRIN) - The visit of US President Barack Obama to Myanmar on 19 November has renewed international interest in the country’s democratic reforms, but also skepticism about their impact

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UGANDA: Fresh Ebola outbreak burdens health system

UGANDA: Fresh Ebola outbreak burdens health system

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 15, 2012 0

KAMPALA 15 November 2012 (IRIN) - Uganda's Ministry of Health says a fresh outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever - the second in the country this year - is straining an already over-stretched health

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