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Rohingya death count, war games, and a non-coup in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

Rohingya death count, war games, and a non-coup in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 17, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:   Plus ç a change in Zimbabwe

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Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

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

Nearly a month after Iraqi Kurdistan’s non-binding vote of “yes” to independence, the borders of the would-be state have already shifted, alongside signs that Kurdish unity is not nearly as strong as the 

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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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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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Crackdown: Prison conditions worsen in post-coup Turkey

Crackdown: Prison conditions worsen in post-coup Turkey

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 6, 2017 0

Turkey has been packing its jails with political offenders since a failed coup nearly 14 months ago, and prisoners’ families, lawyers, and activists have told IRIN of an increase in overcrowding, poor medical

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Afghanistan redux, mind your language, and Angola’s First Family

Afghanistan redux, mind your language, and Angola’s First Family

August 25, 2017 0

President Joao Lourenco – can he escape “the family”? It’s no surprise, Angola’s next president is going to be Joao Lourenco . The big question is can the party loyalist and former general

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No food, #NotATarget, and what next in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

No food, #NotATarget, and what next in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

August 18, 2017 0

Which humanitarian topics are on IRIN’s radar and should be on yours? Check out our curation of upcoming events, topical reports, opinion, and quality journalism:   The “depressing equilibrium” of aid worker attacks

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EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan recruiting Taliban fighters into pro-government militias

EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan recruiting Taliban fighters into pro-government militias

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 3, 2017 0

Pakistan waged a bloody offensive for years to drive Islamist militants out of Afghan border regions, but now some Taliban factions are regrouping, only this time with the government’s blessing, according to opposition

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Rebuilding Syria’s rubble as the cannons roar

Rebuilding Syria’s rubble as the cannons roar

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 8, 2017 0

The fighting in Syria isn’t even nearly over yet, but the international community is already starting to look ahead to post-war reconstruction—or rather, wartime reconstruction. Many are working on the assumption that while

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Will a united opposition finally unseat Gambia’s strongman?

Will a united opposition finally unseat Gambia’s strongman?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 28, 2016 0

There has been unprecedented popular protest this year against the regime of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. But as the country heads to elections this week, hope for change is giving way to trepidation

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