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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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Boko Haram ups its pressure on Niger

Boko Haram ups its pressure on Niger

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

There has been a worrying upsurge in Boko Haram violence in Niger’s southeastern Diffa region, adding to the caseload of an already underfunded humanitarian crisis. In the latest attack on 2 July, the

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EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan recruiting Taliban fighters into pro-government militias

EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan recruiting Taliban fighters into pro-government militias

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 3, 2017 0

Pakistan waged a bloody offensive for years to drive Islamist militants out of Afghan border regions, but now some Taliban factions are regrouping, only this time with the government’s blessing, according to opposition

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The battle for Raqqa begins

The battle for Raqqa begins

June 6, 2017 0

The assault on Raqqa officially began on Tuesday morning with the announcement of a “great battle”, but many fear that the Syrian city, which for three years has served as the de facto

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The complex battle for control in eastern Syria

The complex battle for control in eastern Syria

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 30, 2017 0

Ever since a deal was struck in the Kazakh capital of Astana early this month to de-escalate the conflict in western Syria, all eyes have been turning east. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and

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Can a deal in Astana wind down the six-year Syrian war?

Can a deal in Astana wind down the six-year Syrian war?

May 5, 2017 0

On Thursday, the envoys of Russia, Turkey, and Iran sat down to sign an agreement about Syria in the Kazakh capital of Astana. As the signing process commenced, they were suddenly interrupted by

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