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Bye bye Jammeh: Hope and challenges in The Gambia

Bye bye Jammeh: Hope and challenges in The Gambia

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 24, 2017 0

Only disgraced ex-president Yahya Jammeh’s most hardcore supporters turned up to watch as he boarded a private jet at the weekend for exile in Equatorial Guinea. Some soldiers and members of his political

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Ten humanitarian stories to look out for in 2017

Ten humanitarian stories to look out for in 2017

January 2, 2017 0

While 2016 taught us to expect the unexpected, IRIN’s eyes and ears on the ground have given us an idea of what to look out for in the new year. We can’t promise

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East Aleppo evacuations in 360

East Aleppo evacuations in 360

December 21, 2016 0

Evacuations from east Aleppo have progressed fitfully, but there is limited monitoring, and aid agencies and human rights groups have expressed concern for the conditions awaiting those bussed away, as well as those

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Burundi mental scars deepen as fear rules

Burundi mental scars deepen as fear rules

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 19, 2016 0

She’s watching the road just outside her house, sitting on a tree trunk used as a barricade during anti-government protests last year against President Pierre Nkurunziza. And she’s talking to herself. “This person

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The challenge of building “New Gambia”

The challenge of building “New Gambia”

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 6, 2016 0

Last Friday, the unbelievable happened in Gambia: after 22 years of autocratic rule, Yahya Jammeh peacefully conceded defeat in a historic presidential election. By Monday, 19 political prisoners, including former opposition leader Ousainou

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La crise alimentaire au Nigeria exige une plus grande coopération et une meilleure reddition de comptes

La crise alimentaire au Nigeria exige une plus grande coopération et une meilleure reddition de comptes

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 1, 2016 0

Les enlèvements de lycéennes et les attentats suicides ont longtemps été les images associées au conflit dû à Boko Haram.

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How mining and the military created an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

How mining and the military created an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 21, 2016 0

Martina Wanago was sick. In fact, she was sure she would die. She had contracted HIV, which has reached epidemic proportions here in Indonesia’s remote and restive province of Papua

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Top Picks: Burundi, Bangladesh, and battling #PostTruth

Top Picks: Burundi, Bangladesh, and battling #PostTruth

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 18, 2016 0

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analysis and features to academic studies and podcasts: Repression and genocidal dynamics in

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Ethiopia’s internet crackdown hurts everyone

Ethiopia’s internet crackdown hurts everyone

November 17, 2016 0

Ethiopia has never been an easy place to operate. But a six-month state of emergency, combined with internet and travel restrictions imposed in response to a wave of anti-government protests, means it just

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Reprieve but no solution for Kenya’s Dadaab refugees

Reprieve but no solution for Kenya’s Dadaab refugees

November 16, 2016 0

The Kenyan government has postponed its closure of the Dadaab refugee camp by six months, but the reprieve does not reverse its ultimate decision to send home 261,000 Somali refugees, despite the loud

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