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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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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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