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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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WEST AFRICA: Defining piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

WEST AFRICA: Defining piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 10, 2012 0

LONDON 10 December 2012 (IRIN) - In July last year President Boni Yayi of Benin sent a worried letter to the UN secretary-general. His country was being threatened by the activities of pirates,

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COTE D’IVOIRE: Government returns to the north

COTE D’IVOIRE: Government returns to the north

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 30, 2012 0

KORHOGO/BOUAKE 30 November 2012 (IRIN) - After almost a decade of rebel rule, northern Côte d'Ivoire is coming to terms with a new authority as the government of President Alassane Ouattara, who assumed

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SIERRA LEONE: Opposition cries foul after election

SIERRA LEONE: Opposition cries foul after election

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 21, 2012 0

FREETOWN 21 November 2012 (IRIN) - The Sierra Leone People’s Party, the main opposition party in Sierra Leone, has accused the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of bias in favour of President Koroma’s All

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HEALTH: New Global Fund executive director on the Fund’s future

HEALTH: New Global Fund executive director on the Fund’s future

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 20, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 20 November 2012 (IRIN) - After months of headhunting and interviews, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has appointed Mark Dybul, former director of the US President's Emergency Plan

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HEALTH: The Global Fund – a week in review

HEALTH: The Global Fund – a week in review

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 19, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 19 November 2012 (IRIN) - As the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria gears up for its next replenishment meeting, the body’s leadership reflects some big changes.

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Analysis: How real are Myanmar’s reforms?

Analysis: How real are Myanmar’s reforms?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 19, 2012 0

LONDON 19 November 2012 (IRIN) - The visit of US President Barack Obama to Myanmar on 19 November has renewed international interest in the country’s democratic reforms, but also skepticism about their impact

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SIERRA LEONE: Elections – sampling opinions in the diamond-rich east

SIERRA LEONE: Elections – sampling opinions in the diamond-rich east

November 13, 2012 0

KONO 13 November 2012 (IRIN) - On 17 November Sierra Leone will head to the polls as President Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People’s Congress (APC) and his main rival Julius Maada

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ZIMBABWE: Security sector reform key to peaceful elections

ZIMBABWE: Security sector reform key to peaceful elections

October 1, 2012 0

MUTOKO 01 October 2012 (IRIN) - An attack on a political rally by uniformed soldiers is stoking fears of a reprise of state-sponsored violence against NGOs, human rights activists and parties opposed to

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Analysis: Burkina Faso – a beacon of stability?

Analysis: Burkina Faso – a beacon of stability?

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 19, 2012 0

OUAGADOUGOU 19 September 2012 (IRIN) - More than a year after civil unrest broke out in Burkina Faso, observers and analysts say despite some progress, and sustained support for President Blaise Compaoré, tension

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