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A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 11, 2018 0

In 2011, several African states warned about the likely consequences of an international military intervention in Libya aimed at toppling Muammar Gaddafi. Now, six years after his death, security in the Sahel region

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Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe

Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe

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

Advertised as a "tourist yacht" to Europe, spacious and loaded with food and water, it was in fact a stripped-down, rusty blue fishing boat lacking any supplies for two stormy days at sea.

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Cameroon’s descent into crisis: the long history of anglophone discord

Cameroon’s descent into crisis: the long history of anglophone discord

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 4, 2017 0

Cameroon’s anglophone crisis reached a new low at the weekend when at least 17 people were shot dead by security forces and 50 wounded, according to Amnesty International.

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Martial law in Mindanao, Trump’s plans for Somalia and global humanitarian attitudes: The Cheat Sheet

Martial law in Mindanao, Trump’s plans for Somalia and global humanitarian attitudes: The Cheat Sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 26, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors looks ahead at what’s on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: What will martial law

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Has Algeria taken an anti-IS vaccine?

Has Algeria taken an anti-IS vaccine?

September 28, 2016 0

As so-called Islamic State recruits members from across the world, one Muslim country has set itself apart. Despite its geographic proximity to extremist-prone regions and a chequered past of militancy, Algeria, on the

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Is Ivory Coast attack the new normal?

Is Ivory Coast attack the new normal?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 14, 2016 0

The attacks that killed 16 people yesterday at a beach resort in Cote d’Ivoire were shocking and brutal, but not entirely unexpected. Security experts had been warning that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

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Top Picks: Astronomic arms sales, aid-resistant airdrops, and a new way to stop Zika?

Top Picks: Astronomic arms sales, aid-resistant airdrops, and a new way to stop Zika?

February 26, 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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Militancy in Mali: conflict map

Militancy in Mali: conflict map

November 20, 2015 0

Militancy, terrorism and conflict are not new to Mali. At least 342 people have been killed in conflict this year alone.

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Bleak choices for Mali refugees in Burkina

Bleak choices for Mali refugees in Burkina

May 9, 2014 0

DJIBO 09 May 2014 (IRIN) - More than a year after France’s military intervention drove out Islamist militias, northern Mali appears to have regained some stability. However, Malian refugees at the Mentao camp

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Analysis: The dangers of rushing Mali elections

Analysis: The dangers of rushing Mali elections

June 6, 2013 0

DAKAR/BAMAKO 06 June 2013 (IRIN) - As international donors, notably France and the USA, as well as the Economic Community of West African States, push for July presidential elections in Mali, critics say

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