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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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SWAZILAND: Illegal abortions endangering lives

SWAZILAND: Illegal abortions endangering lives

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 14, 2012 0

MBABANE 14 November 2012 (IRIN) - Abortions are illegal in Swaziland and have resulted in criminal convictions, but in October 2012 more than 1,000 women were treated for abortion-related complications at a single

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SIERRA LEONE: Elections – sampling opinions in the diamond-rich east

SIERRA LEONE: Elections – sampling opinions in the diamond-rich east

November 13, 2012 0

KONO 13 November 2012 (IRIN) - On 17 November Sierra Leone will head to the polls as President Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People’s Congress (APC) and his main rival Julius Maada

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SOMALIA: A snapshot of humanitarian challenges

SOMALIA: A snapshot of humanitarian challenges

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 7, 2012 0

MOGADISHU 07 November 2012 (IRIN) - After two decades of civil war, Somalia is finally seeing hope for lasting peace. After the August departure of Al-Shabab insurgents, thousands of people have returned to

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Analysis: Dialogue and divisions in Yemen

Analysis: Dialogue and divisions in Yemen

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 6, 2012 0

SANA’A 06 November 2012 (IRIN) - Nearly a year after a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-brokered deal set Yemen on a theoretical path towards political transition, the country remains deeply divided amid increasing poverty.

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SLIDESHOW: Youth unemployment – a threat to Sierra Leone’s security?

SLIDESHOW: Youth unemployment – a threat to Sierra Leone’s security?

November 5, 2012 0

FREETOWN 05 November 2012 (IRIN) - Sierra Leone has come a long way since the brutal 1991-2002 civil war, which left thousands dead, countless numbers displaced, and the country's economy and institutions in

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SLIDESHOW: The A-9 highway, a lifeline in Sri Lanka

SLIDESHOW: The A-9 highway, a lifeline in Sri Lanka

November 1, 2012 0

KANDY/JAFFNA 01 November 2012 (IRIN) - The A-9 highway in Sri Lanka plays a symbolic role connecting the central and northern parts of the island. The road - which connects the city of

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KENYA: Disquiet over Lamu port project

KENYA: Disquiet over Lamu port project

October 31, 2012 0

LAMU 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - A fledgling project to build a huge new port, oil refinery and transport hub on Kenya's northern coastline promises to deliver thousands of jobs and is a

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UGANDA: Funding, health system constraints impede Marburg control

UGANDA: Funding, health system constraints impede Marburg control

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 31, 2012 0

KAMPALA 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - Uganda's Ministry of Health is facing serious financial and health system constraints as it battles to contain an outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever that has killed eight

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