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A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 11, 2018 0

In 2011, several African states warned about the likely consequences of an international military intervention in Libya aimed at toppling Muammar Gaddafi. Now, six years after his death, security in the Sahel region

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“Let’s eradicate poverty, not poor people”

“Let’s eradicate poverty, not poor people”

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 12, 2017 0

In November 2016, a relentless government-owned bulldozer cost Celestine Ahisu his home, his business, and his peace of mind in one fell swoop.

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The Libyan migrant “prisons” of Europe’s making

The Libyan migrant “prisons” of Europe’s making

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 1, 2017 0

The consequences of Italian and European migration policies for migrants and refugees stuck in Libya are ugly and stark: from militia wars to increasing extortion to overcrowded detention “prisons” where pregnant women can

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Words matter: Hate speech and South Sudan

Words matter: Hate speech and South Sudan

September 5, 2017 0

“South Sudan terrorists need to be killed in order for peace to reign. Lawful killing has been practised by states since time immemorial.”   These are the words of Gordon Buay, deputy chief

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Sporadic violence and presidential tussle put Côte d’Ivoire’s hard-won security at risk

Sporadic violence and presidential tussle put Côte d’Ivoire’s hard-won security at risk

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 21, 2017 0

Just as it seemed to be turning the page after a decade-long crisis marked by two civil wars, violence has again become worryingly routine in Côte d'Ivoire. Since the beginning of the year,

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The war in Equatoria

The war in Equatoria

July 12, 2017 0

When South Sudan’s civil war broke out in 2013, much of Equatoria – the country’s breadbasket ­– managed to stay out of the conflict.

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We are not the world: Inside the “perfect storm” of famine

We are not the world: Inside the “perfect storm” of famine

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 29, 2017 0

Like the four countries facing extreme hunger crises today, the famine that gripped Ethiopia from 1983 to 1985 struggled for attention until it was far too late. There was conflict.

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Besieged: A 360º experience in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

Besieged: A 360º experience in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 10, 2017 0

It’s the dry season in the Nuba Mountains, a time when the Sudanese government usually renews its offensive against the rebels holed up in the rocky fastness.

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Why is the so-called Islamic State attacking Sufis?

Why is the so-called Islamic State attacking Sufis?

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 2, 2017 0

Zahid Hussain has been preaching tolerance at the Bari Imam Sufi Muslim shrine in Pakistan’s capital for 30 years, but it is that very message that now requires the shrine to be barricaded

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Central African Republic: What’s gone wrong?

Central African Republic: What’s gone wrong?

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

There was hope last year that the election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra would bring real change to the troubled Central African Republic. But 12 months on, he has been unable to extend his

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