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Why I’m proud to be African today

Why I’m proud to be African today

September 1, 2017 0

It’s not easy to get a sitting president to leave office. In some cases, corruption, violence, and institutional inertia have conspired to keep some African presidents in office for decades

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“The right side of history” – Gambians seek justice after Jammeh’s fall

“The right side of history” – Gambians seek justice after Jammeh’s fall

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 13, 2017 0

A year ago, opposition activist Solo Sandeng led the first march in over decade to call for free elections in Gambia. Although the demonstration was a catalyst for the ouster of autocrat Yahya

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Top Picks: Mass atrocities, makeshift refineries, and migrant children

Top Picks: Mass atrocities, makeshift refineries, and migrant children

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 9, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Six to read: Scorched earth and charred lives in

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When Myanmar votes, Rohingya must stay home

When Myanmar votes, Rohingya must stay home

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 1, 2015 0

BUTHIDAUNG, MYANMAR 01 September 2015 (IRIN) - In the 2010 general elections, about 150,000 Muslims in this isolated township in western Myanmar were able to cast their votes.

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Three concerns ahead of Côte d’Ivoire poll

Three concerns ahead of Côte d’Ivoire poll

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 21, 2015 0

ABIDJAN 21 July 2015 (IRIN) - Five years after Côte d’Ivoire’s disputed presidential election threw the country into turmoil and left more than 3,000 dead, its people are set to go to the

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Three concerns ahead of Côte d’Ivoire poll

Three concerns ahead of Côte d’Ivoire poll

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 21, 2015 0

ABIDJAN 21 July 2015 (IRIN) - Five years after Côte d’Ivoire’s disputed presidential election threw the country into turmoil and left more than 3,000 dead, its people are set to go to the

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As Burundi goes to the polls, journalism is a high-risk job

As Burundi goes to the polls, journalism is a high-risk job

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 29, 2015 0

BUJUMBURA 29 June 2015 (IRIN) - Parliamentary and local elections take place in Burundi today after two months of protests and in defiance of international calls for the polls to be postponed. Here

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Briefing: Burkina Faso – heading for a showdown?

Briefing: Burkina Faso – heading for a showdown?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 11, 2014 0

OUAGADOUGOU 11 August 2014 (IRIN) - Burkina Faso’s next elections are not due until November 2015, but political tensions have risen in the past year owing to suspicions that President Blaise Compaoré is

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Back to the ballot-box – Guinea-Bissau seeks stability

Back to the ballot-box – Guinea-Bissau seeks stability

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 11, 2014 0

BISSAU 11 April 2014 (IRIN) - Guinea-Bissau observers doubt that the long-delayed post-coup presidential election set for 13 April will be sufficient to jolt the country back to stability. But there are hopes

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Seeking post-poll stability in Guinea-Bissau

Seeking post-poll stability in Guinea-Bissau

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 16, 2014 0

DAKAR 16 January 2014 (IRIN) - Guinea-Bissau will hold elections on 16 March to end yet another post-coup regime, with many hoping the polls will help calm an internecine and drawn-out instability. Observers

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