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Slave to the algorithm

Slave to the algorithm

July 11, 2016 0

The ninth-century polymath Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi began his most famous book : “When I considered what people generally want in calculating, I found that it is always a number.” A millennium later,

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Trouble in the heart of Mali

Trouble in the heart of Mali

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 30, 2016 0

The Algiers Accord isn’t dead, but a year after the peace agreement was signed between the government and two coalitions of armed groups in northern Mali, it is badly bruised. The Coordination of

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Welcome to India, a country with 18 million slaves

Welcome to India, a country with 18 million slaves

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

Two years ago, a man claiming to be an employment agent approached the mother of a 19-year-old woman with an offer: her daughter could work in a New Delhi household and send money

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Has Kenya’s brinkmanship over Dadaab worked?

Has Kenya’s brinkmanship over Dadaab worked?

June 15, 2016 0

Kenya has called on the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, to help develop a plan for the repatriation of 315,000 Somalis from its sprawling Dadaab refugee complex – a move that might allow the

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Syrians trapped in desert no man’s land

Syrians trapped in desert no man’s land

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 9, 2016 0

Some 60,000 Syrians are currently trapped in Rukban and the smaller Hadalat, makeshift camps in a barren slice of desert at the border between Syria and Jordan. Accounts from the settlements describe a

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Exclusive: Top UN whistleblower resigns, citing impunity and lack of accountability

Exclusive: Top UN whistleblower resigns, citing impunity and lack of accountability

June 7, 2016 0

UN whistleblower Anders Kompass, who exposed the sexual abuse of children by French and African peacekeepers in Central African Republic, is to resign in protest over what he sees as the organisation’s failure

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Burundi’s peace talks going nowhere

Burundi’s peace talks going nowhere

May 24, 2016 0

The purpose of peace talks is to engage your opponent across the negotiating table. But the Burundi government sees things differently and by picking and choosing who it talks to, on Tuesday sank

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Collective punishment in Congo

Collective punishment in Congo

May 18, 2016 0

People already made homeless by the conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo are once more at risk, threatened by the closure of camps in North Kivu Province by politicians and

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Magic and murder: albinism in Malawi

Magic and murder: albinism in Malawi

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 11, 2016 0

Mbango Chipungu has a good job and lives in an upmarket suburb of the Malawian capital, Lilongwe, but he can't remember the last time he went out at night.   Certainly not since

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Caught in the crossfire

Caught in the crossfire

April 28, 2016 0

Decades after communism crumbled around the world, the revolution continues in the mountains of Mindanao, where it is tearing apart indigenous communities that cling to their lands and traditions. Known collectively as “Lumads”, indigenous

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