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Success against salt: Senegalese farmers battle a major climate change threat

Success against salt: Senegalese farmers battle a major climate change threat

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 14, 2017 0

Climate change makes life harder for Senegalese farmers in many different ways: shorter rainy seasons, more frequent and longer dry spells and droughts, a lower water table, floods, coastal erosion, destruction of mangroves,

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Development deficit feeds Boko Haram in northern Cameroon

Development deficit feeds Boko Haram in northern Cameroon

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 6, 2017 0

One of the main reasons Boko Haram has been able to gain a foothold and recruit thousands of young people in the Far North Region of Cameroon is its relative lack of development

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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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Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

August 30, 2017 0

The fear is palpable in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram intensifies its war on civilians. The military’s regular claim that the jihadists are on the run is patently false, and provides no comfort

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Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

August 17, 2017 0

The black-clad police toting semi-automatic rifles barely get a glance from children glued to the TV as officers search their home in Illigan City, near besieged Marawi, where Philippine security forces have been battling Islamist militants

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Black flags over Idlib: The jihadi power grab in northwestern Syria

Black flags over Idlib: The jihadi power grab in northwestern Syria

August 9, 2017 0

Life in northwestern Syria’s war-torn and impoverished Idlib Province is already bad.

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Kagame coronation, saving the sea, and an internet crackdown: The Cheat Sheet

Kagame coronation, saving the sea, and an internet crackdown: The Cheat Sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 4, 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: Jaw-jaw and war war in South Sudan The

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International action needed over Burundi now

International action needed over Burundi now

July 26, 2017 0

Two years ago, President Pierre Nkurunziza ignited a political crisis in Burundi when he announced that he would run for a controversial third presidential term. Thousands of people were killed, disappeared, and tortured

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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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Child soldiers, Myanmar murders, and Venezuelan votes: The Cheat Sheet

Child soldiers, Myanmar murders, and Venezuelan votes: The Cheat Sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 14, 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 gag effect   It’s been nearly

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