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An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet

An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet

January 5, 2018 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:   New year, more war in Syria

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Bumper Zimbabwe harvest prompts bigger bet on “command agriculture”

Bumper Zimbabwe harvest prompts bigger bet on “command agriculture”

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

Zimbabwe is expected to harvest 2.1 million metric tonnes of maize this year after good rains followed successive El Niño-induced droughts. For the first time in many seasons the country will be able

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Bumper Zimbabwe harvest prompts bigger bet on “command agriculture”

Bumper Zimbabwe harvest prompts bigger bet on “command agriculture”

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

Zimbabwe is expected to harvest 2.1 million metric tonnes of maize this year after good rains followed successive El Niño-induced droughts. For the first time in many seasons the country will be able

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Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 7, 2017 0

Social media has become a bush telegraph in the Libyan capital Tripoli, used by anxious citizens to warn each other of militia violence and how to get around the endless shortages as the

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IRIN TEDx Talk: Stop eating junk news

IRIN TEDx Talk: Stop eating junk news

November 20, 2017 0

Over the last decade, we've awoken to the fact that junk food hurts us.

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Who owns Kenya?

Who owns Kenya?

November 3, 2017 0

Two elections in two months has not settled Kenya’s political crisis. But the impasse is not really about who will sit in State House. It’s a deeper question: it’s about who owns Kenya

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Who owns Kenya?

Who owns Kenya?

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

Two elections in two months has not settled Kenya’s political crisis. But the impasse is not really about who will sit in State House. It’s a deeper question: it’s about who owns Kenya

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Election leaves western Kenya angry and bitter

Election leaves western Kenya angry and bitter

October 26, 2017 0

After tyres finish burning, what is left is a matted mesh of singed black wire. In Kenya’s western city of Kisumu, they hug curbs and roundabouts, leaving dark, circular footprints where the road

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Shock and revulsion over Mogadishu bombing

Shock and revulsion over Mogadishu bombing

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 16, 2017 0

The bomb was as enormous as the flecks of torn skin smudging the ground are miniscule. Entire overcrowded buses were blown up, every passenger killed. No one in the vicinity was spared: shopkeepers at

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Zimbabwe: What happens after Mugabe?

Zimbabwe: What happens after Mugabe?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 13, 2017 0

At the ripe old age of 93, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s long-serving president, has offered himself as the candidate to lead his ruling ZANU-PF party in elections next year.   In power since independence

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