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Shifting relationships, growing threats: A who’s who of insurgent groups in the Sahel

Shifting relationships, growing threats: A who’s who of insurgent groups in the Sahel

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 15, 2018 0

In the six years since a separatist rebellion broke out in northern Mali in January 2012, armed groups in West Africa’s Sahel region have grown considerably in both number and the complexity of

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Red flags, rising Tunisians, and Myanmar’s Rakhine: The Cheat Sheet

Red flags, rising Tunisians, and Myanmar’s Rakhine: The Cheat Sheet

January 12, 2018 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:   Red flags in Côte d'Ivoire  

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A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 11, 2018 0

In 2011, several African states warned about the likely consequences of an international military intervention in Libya aimed at toppling Muammar Gaddafi. Now, six years after his death, security in the Sahel region

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“If the war doesn’t kill us, the food prices will”

“If the war doesn’t kill us, the food prices will”

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 10, 2018 0

Three-year-old Walid sits on a hospital bed, his bones and veins visible through his skin, tugging at the intravenous drip that is keeping him alive.   He’s one of only five kids being

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The man-made disaster in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

The man-made disaster in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 19, 2017 0

In the words of UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, it is the “ epicentre of suffering ”. Just a few kilometres from the affluent central neighbourhoods of Damascus lies the Eastern Ghouta

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Libyan oil wars and the battle for Tripoli

Libyan oil wars and the battle for Tripoli

March 15, 2017 0

It’s flying under the radar, but the Libyan capital is shuddering through its worst violence since fighting first broke out mid-2014, while oil wars rage out east amidst signs of increased Russian involvement.

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Burundi walks away from the ICC

Burundi walks away from the ICC

October 19, 2016 0

Burundi has become the first country to begin the process of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, retaliation for the ICC’s decision earlier this year to open a preliminary investigation into human rights

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Life on the edge of Libya’s battle against Islamic State

Life on the edge of Libya’s battle against Islamic State

August 8, 2016 0

The sun sets to the sound of distant explosions. Three children sell homemade bread by the side of the road to Libyan soldiers driving between the frontlines. This is the outskirts of Sirte,

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What changes and doesn’t change after Turkey’s failed coup

What changes and doesn’t change after Turkey’s failed coup

July 18, 2016 0

With more than than 290 dead, 1,400 injured, and 9,000 arrested (including 30 governors), a dramatic coup attempt by a segment of the Turkish military is over, or at least in its dying

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A peace deal hangs in the balance

A peace deal hangs in the balance

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 28, 2016 0

Captain Jimmy Amolay looked across the river at the charred wreckage of a backhoe sitting in shallow, muddy water. Islamist militants blew up the tractor even though it was being used to dredge

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