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Analysis: Australia’s offshore asylum process

Analysis: Australia’s offshore asylum process

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 30, 2012 0

MELBOURNE 30 November 2012 (IRIN) - Activists in Australia have expressed concern over a recent decision by the government to reinstate the processing of asylum seekers offshore.

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COTE D’IVOIRE: Government returns to the north

COTE D’IVOIRE: Government returns to the north

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 30, 2012 0

KORHOGO/BOUAKE 30 November 2012 (IRIN) - After almost a decade of rebel rule, northern Côte d'Ivoire is coming to terms with a new authority as the government of President Alassane Ouattara, who assumed

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THAILAND: Question marks over new approach to drug-users

THAILAND: Question marks over new approach to drug-users

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 23, 2012 0

BANGKOK 23 November 2012 (IRIN) - In September 2011, the government of Thailand moved to try and decrease the number of drug-users by 80 percent by adopting a more “softly, softly” approach, rather

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Briefing: Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Briefing: Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 16, 2012 0

BANGKOK 16 November 2012 (IRIN) - Five months after communal violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the plight of the 800,000 Muslim Rohingya there has worsened: Renewed violence in late October left more

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Briefing: Ethiopia’s Muslim protests

Briefing: Ethiopia’s Muslim protests

November 15, 2012 0

ADDIS ABABA 15 November 2012 (IRIN) - Tensions have been simmering over several months between Muslims and the government, with thousands holding demonstrations in protest at the government's alleged interference in religious affairs;

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KENYA: Disquiet over Lamu port project

KENYA: Disquiet over Lamu port project

October 31, 2012 0

LAMU 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - A fledgling project to build a huge new port, oil refinery and transport hub on Kenya's northern coastline promises to deliver thousands of jobs and is a

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Briefing: Ethiopia’s ONLF rebellion

Briefing: Ethiopia’s ONLF rebellion

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 29, 2012 0

NAIROBI 29 October 2012 (IRIN) - Any hopes for an imminent end to conflict in Ethiopia’s Somali region were dashed earlier this month when talks between the government and the separatist Ogaden National

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MYANMAR: Demining moves a step closer

MYANMAR: Demining moves a step closer

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 22, 2012 0

YANGON 22 October 2012 (IRIN) - A major Norwegian demining NGO says it is ready to begin mine-clearing in southeastern Myanmar once it receives a green light. “As soon as we get the

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GUINEA: Strike threats mar groundbreaking debt deal

GUINEA: Strike threats mar groundbreaking debt deal

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 19, 2012 0

CONAKRY 19 October 2012 (IRIN) - Trade union leaders in Guinea are contemplating a general strike over salary demands and other grievances, after the government proposed a raise for civil servants far lower

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NEPAL: Community forest value untapped

NEPAL: Community forest value untapped

September 26, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 26 September 2012 (IRIN) - Government oversight is preventing local communities from reaping economic benefits from forests they have spent decades re-generating, activists say.

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