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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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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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Internment fears as Myanmar plans new camps for scattered Rohingya

Internment fears as Myanmar plans new camps for scattered Rohingya

September 19, 2017 0

Myanmar plans to open new displacement camps for Rohingya in violence-ridden Rakhine State, sparking fears that members of the Muslim minority not already driven out of the country will instead be forcibly interned.

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Colombia’s female FARC fighters wage a new war, for gender parity

Colombia’s female FARC fighters wage a new war, for gender parity

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

When Angie Rios, 27, left to join communist rebels as a teenager, she told her mother never to change her phone number.

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Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 23, 2017 0

On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s rapidly urbanising capital.   The death toll rose within a few

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Martinets, migrants, and militants: The drawn-out saga of Libya and the ICC

Martinets, migrants, and militants: The drawn-out saga of Libya and the ICC

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 24, 2017 0

When International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda addressed the UN Security Council in May, she assured the assembled nations that Libya was a priority in 2017.

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Boko Haram: Nigeria winning the battle but losing the war?

Boko Haram: Nigeria winning the battle but losing the war?

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 4, 2017 0

“Prof” Usman Abakyari is instantly likeable.

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Can $10 billion and political reforms bring peace to Pakistan’s restive frontier?

Can $10 billion and political reforms bring peace to Pakistan’s restive frontier?

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 5, 2017 0

Haibat Khan was teaching under an open sky. Over the heads of a dozen young students sitting on a plastic mat on the ground, he could see mountains stretching into the distance from the Pakistani

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Raped, injected with poison, entire family murdered: One woman’s story in CAR

Raped, injected with poison, entire family murdered: One woman’s story in CAR

March 23, 2017 0

The first time the Séléka rebels captured Danielle* she was visiting the shallow grave where her husband, father, and brothers were all buried. Danielle had witnessed the rebels kill the men outside her

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