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Pledges and boycotts in Mauritania polls

Pledges and boycotts in Mauritania polls

June 12, 2014 0

NOUAKCHOTT 12 June 2014 (IRIN) - President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will face four rival candidates in Mauritania’s 21 June elections, which are being boycotted by the main opposition coalition on grounds that

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Despite new era, anti-corruption agenda struggles in Yemen

Despite new era, anti-corruption agenda struggles in Yemen

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 29, 2014 0

SANA'A 29 April 2014 (IRIN) - The 2011 street revolts that drove Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh from office and spurred an internationally-monitored democratic political transition were considered a boon for anti-corruption activists,

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Analysis: Critical year ahead for Afghanistan

Analysis: Critical year ahead for Afghanistan

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

KABUL 11 March 2014 (IRIN) - In under four weeks’ time (5 April) Afghanistan’s 12 million voters will get the chance to elect one of 11 candidates to replace President Hamid Karzai, in

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Analysis: Reconciliation looks remote in Egypt

Analysis: Reconciliation looks remote in Egypt

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 5, 2014 0

CAIRO 05 March 2014 (IRIN) - The seven months since July’s overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt have been among the most violent and divisive in recent times, analysts say, as much

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Ivoirian hunters accused of abuses

Ivoirian hunters accused of abuses

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 3, 2014 0

ABIDJAN 03 January 2014 (IRIN) - Since fighting for Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara during the election violence in 2010-2011, armed traditional hunters known as “dozo” appear to have increasingly taken on the

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New law a setback for Uganda’s HIV response

New law a setback for Uganda’s HIV response

December 23, 2013 0

KAMPALA 23 December 2013 (IRIN) - A draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed by Uganda’s parliament will deliver a major blow to the response to HIV/AIDS if it is enacted by President Yoweri Museveni, activists

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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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