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New Sahel anti-terror force: risks and opportunities

New Sahel anti-terror force: risks and opportunities

October 30, 2017 0

Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger are teaming up to take on Islamist militants with the launch of a the 5,000-strong "FC-G5S" force in the restive Sahel. But are more boots on

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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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Development deficit feeds Boko Haram in northern Cameroon

Development deficit feeds Boko Haram in northern Cameroon

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 6, 2017 0

One of the main reasons Boko Haram has been able to gain a foothold and recruit thousands of young people in the Far North Region of Cameroon is its relative lack of development

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How the Lebanese school system is segregating refugees

How the Lebanese school system is segregating refugees

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 27, 2017 0

The children, all refugees and mostly from Syria, filed awkwardly into the unfamiliar school. With its lush grounds and English posters on the walls, it was starkly different from their government-run public school

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UN flight ban reduces Yemen access at critical time

UN flight ban reduces Yemen access at critical time

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 2, 2017 0

Overshadowed by Syria and Iraq, the war in Yemen has long struggled to compete for media attention.

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What can save Mali?

What can save Mali?

May 29, 2017 0

Hamidou Barry has come to Bamako to find his son.

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Language of peace hard to find as Cameroon crisis festers

Language of peace hard to find as Cameroon crisis festers

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

It’s a Monday evening in Bamenda, the main city in troubled English-speaking Cameroon. The gates of the Vatican Express bus depot are shut, just like five other coach companies in town.

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Myopic in Malta: Europe’s short-sighted migration policy with Libya

Myopic in Malta: Europe’s short-sighted migration policy with Libya

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

At last week’s EU summit in Malta, European leaders didn’t appear to have learnt many lessons when it comes to forging questionable deals to stem migrant flows. A migration partnership cannot be built

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The 10 most popular IRIN stories of 2016

The 10 most popular IRIN stories of 2016

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 26, 2016 0

Exclusive: The ethical failure - why I resigned from the UN When senior UN human rights official Anders Kompass exposed the sexual abuse of children by French and African peacekeepers in Central African Republic,

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Burundi walks away from the ICC

Burundi walks away from the ICC

October 19, 2016 0

Burundi has become the first country to begin the process of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, retaliation for the ICC’s decision earlier this year to open a preliminary investigation into human rights

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