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Refugees warn of looming civil war in Cameroon

Refugees warn of looming civil war in Cameroon

November 9, 2017 0

As Patrick Ndong was getting ready to leave home for his poultry farm in the Cameroonian commune of Akwaya, a group of soldiers stormed into his compound and began shooting in the air.

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US ramps up military strikes in Somalia

US ramps up military strikes in Somalia

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

When Ali Osman Diblawe arrived in Bariire town he was barefoot and winded. He had sprinted the 2.5 kilometres from his farm to the southern Somali town after hearing a barrage of gunfire

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How will China’s ambitious new Silk Road impact climate change?

How will China’s ambitious new Silk Road impact climate change?

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

China is pushing the largest economic development project the world has ever seen. Stretching through Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe, the Belt and Road project is a sophisticated network of corridors, ports, power

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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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If UN is to be credible, it must act on Burundi before it’s too late

If UN is to be credible, it must act on Burundi before it’s too late

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 11, 2017 0

The Burundian government carries the primary responsibility for protecting its citizens from crimes against humanity, but instead it’s the main abuser. A UN Commission of Inquiry reported last month that the security forces,

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Fixing Fallujah: City tests Iraq’s ability to bounce back

Fixing Fallujah: City tests Iraq’s ability to bounce back

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

Midday in Fallujah and the searing sun beats down on the dust-caked roads. The salmon-hued General Hospital towers prominently over the city: ground zero for a rebuilding and reconciliation process that holds vital

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Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 27, 2017 0

Cameroonian soldiers are using “extreme physical violence” to force tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency to return to northeastern Nigeria, Human Rights Watch has warned.

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The Kurdish struggle in northern Syria

The Kurdish struggle in northern Syria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

While Iraq’s Kurds may vote to become independent in 10 days time, officials in the neighbouring Kurdish-run Democratic Federation of Northern Syria promise they have no intention to secede, even if they could.

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Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

August 17, 2017 0

The black-clad police toting semi-automatic rifles barely get a glance from children glued to the TV as officers search their home in Illigan City, near besieged Marawi, where Philippine security forces have been battling Islamist militants

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Pakistan’s new NGO tax will hurt those most at risk, say humanitarians

Pakistan’s new NGO tax will hurt those most at risk, say humanitarians

August 8, 2017 0

Pakistan’s new tax on non-profit groups will force humanitarian agencies to cut back on services to some of the most vulnerable people in the country, NGO workers say.

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