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Refugees warn of looming civil war in Cameroon

Refugees warn of looming civil war in Cameroon

November 9, 2017 0

As Patrick Ndong was getting ready to leave home for his poultry farm in the Cameroonian commune of Akwaya, a group of soldiers stormed into his compound and began shooting in the air.

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Election leaves western Kenya angry and bitter

Election leaves western Kenya angry and bitter

October 26, 2017 0

After tyres finish burning, what is left is a matted mesh of singed black wire. In Kenya’s western city of Kisumu, they hug curbs and roundabouts, leaving dark, circular footprints where the road

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Land clashes test Côte d’Ivoire’s fragile security

Land clashes test Côte d’Ivoire’s fragile security

October 25, 2017 0

Fresh clashes over land in western Côte d’Ivoire, following a spate of army mutinies, attacks on police stations, and jailbreaks, represent a growing challenge to the country’s nascent and hard-won stability. Côte d’Ivoire

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Togo unrest a test for West African leaders

Togo unrest a test for West African leaders

October 19, 2017 0

Political violence in Togo claimed more victims this week.

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Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 27, 2017 0

Cameroonian soldiers are using “extreme physical violence” to force tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency to return to northeastern Nigeria, Human Rights Watch has warned.

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Neglected northern Uganda mustn’t be ignored any longer

Neglected northern Uganda mustn’t be ignored any longer

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

Uganda received its one millionth refugee from South Sudan on 17 August. This influx of people, many of whom have fled terrible violence to seek sanctuary in northern Uganda, has put a significant

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Development deficit feeds Boko Haram in northern Cameroon

Development deficit feeds Boko Haram in northern Cameroon

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 6, 2017 0

One of the main reasons Boko Haram has been able to gain a foothold and recruit thousands of young people in the Far North Region of Cameroon is its relative lack of development

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Briefing: Inside Kenya’s troubled elections

Briefing: Inside Kenya’s troubled elections

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 17, 2017 0

More than a week after Kenya’s general elections, the opposition continues to dispute the results, but rather than calling for further protest action on the streets, it’s taking its challenge to the Supreme

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New order on the border: Can foreign aid get past Syria’s jihadis?

New order on the border: Can foreign aid get past Syria’s jihadis?

August 15, 2017 0

Radical jihadis have cemented their dominance over northwestern Syria with the victory last month of Tahrir al-Sham over its main rival, the Turkish-backed Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham. But the two million civilians in

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The Somali pirates are back (SPOILER ALERT: they never really left)

The Somali pirates are back (SPOILER ALERT: they never really left)

July 19, 2017 0

A pirate with a full beard makes an ironic salute as I walk towards him across the red gravel of the prison yard in Garowe, the capital of the Somali region of Puntland.

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