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Neglected but not over: Burundi crisis continues to bite

Neglected but not over: Burundi crisis continues to bite

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

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intention to seek a disputed third term more than two years ago, spawning a period of unrest marked by extrajudicial killings, a failed coup, and ethnic division.

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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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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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End of Joseph Kony hunt breeds frustration and fear

End of Joseph Kony hunt breeds frustration and fear

April 26, 2017 0

Uganda and the United States have ended a six-year hunt for elusive warlord Joseph Kony and his notorious Lord’s Resistance Army.   But calling off the mission, focused on Central African Republic, has

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Bellicose North Korea gives aid donors the jitters

Bellicose North Korea gives aid donors the jitters

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 31, 2017 0

The long winter is ending in North Korea, and another season of bombast is about to begin.  From April to September, a series of holidays will almost inevitably be accompanied by bellicose statements

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In support of Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulation

In support of Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulation

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 28, 2017 0

IRIN’s recent article, Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals , offers a compelling story that highlights some real challenges facing many Congolese people today. Unfortunately, it misses the broader importance

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Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 14, 2017 0

Valentin was in trouble. His arms were tied behind his back and he couldn’t move. The sun was beating down in the courtyard of the mining company where he and his friends were

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Can Barrow deliver on the promise of a “New Gambia”?

Can Barrow deliver on the promise of a “New Gambia”?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 8, 2017 0

The Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, received a hero’s welcome when he returned to Banjul after his makeshift inauguration in neighbouring Senegal at the end of January.

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What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 19, 2016 0

As part of efforts to strengthen and harmonise responses to migrants and refugees, the UN is to lead a global campaign to counter xenophobia. Announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in April , member

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Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

September 9, 2016 0

In a sign of its commitment to ending the ethnic wars that have bedeviled Myanmar for six decades, the country’s first civilian-led government in half a century held a four-day peace conference last

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