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Updated timeline of Boko Haram attacks and related violence

Updated timeline of Boko Haram attacks and related violence

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 12, 2013 0

DAKAR 12 December 2013 (IRIN) - Despite a fierce crackdown on insurgent group Boko Haram by Nigerian security forces, violence in northeastern Nigeria has not abated.

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Nelson Mandela’s activism remembered at AIDS and STIs conference

Nelson Mandela’s activism remembered at AIDS and STIs conference

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 9, 2013 0

CAPE TOWN 09 December 2013 (IRIN) - AIDS conference opening ceremonies are usually a buzzing cacophony of noise, protest and activity. But the 17th International Conference on AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

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Voter priorities following Mauritania elections

Voter priorities following Mauritania elections

November 27, 2013 0

NOUAKCHOTT 27 November 2013 (IRIN) - As votes come in following Mauritania's 23 November general and local elections, the party of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Union for the Republic, looks likely to

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Ruling party’s win may choke Togo reforms

Ruling party’s win may choke Togo reforms

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 15, 2013 0

LOME 15 August 2013 (IRIN) - Togo’s July legislative polls extended the dominance of President Faure Gnassingbé’s party, which has been in power since 1967, despite opposition claims of malpractice.

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Political cost of defending gay rights in Africa

Political cost of defending gay rights in Africa

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 18, 2013 0

DAKAR 18 July 2013 (IRIN) - US President Barack Obama’s recent call for equality for gays during his Africa tour drew assurances by his Senegalese counterpart that the country was not homophobic. Yet

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Obama proposes end of monetized food aid

Obama proposes end of monetized food aid

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 11, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 11 April 2013 (IRIN) - In a major development, President Barack Obama has proposed an end to the sale of US food aid in developing countries, with options for buying food locally

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Kony hunt still on after CAR coup

Kony hunt still on after CAR coup

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 26, 2013 0

KAMPALA 26 March 2013 (IRIN) - The search for the Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in the rainforests of the Central African Republic (CAR) will continue despite the ouster of

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Briefing: Beyond the E-1 Israeli settlement

Briefing: Beyond the E-1 Israeli settlement

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 18, 2013 0

JERUSALEM 18 March 2013 (IRIN) - A controversial Israeli settlement plan, known as E-1, has garnered much attention in the media. But Israel has also been moving forward with equally controversial settlement plans

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SENEGAL: Habré investigations mark turning point for African justice

SENEGAL: Habré investigations mark turning point for African justice

February 9, 2013 0

DAKAR 09 February 2013 (IRIN) - The special court set up to try ex-Chadian President Hissène Habré officially opened its investigations on 8 February in Senegal, making it the first time a former

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Sudan continues crackdown on opposition groups

Sudan continues crackdown on opposition groups

January 15, 2013 0

KHARTOUM 15 January 2013 (IRIN) - A number of Sudanese opposition party leaders are in custody following the signing of an accord, dubbed the 'New Dawn Charter', under which they agreed to overthrow

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