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Yemen deal brings little solace

Yemen deal brings little solace

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 23, 2014 0

SANAA 23 September 2014 (IRIN) - With northern rebels claiming the capital Sana'a and Al-Qaeda militants increasing their attacks in the south, Yemen's security crisis is worsening rapidly, experts believe. While a new

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South African move on child trafficking

South African move on child trafficking

September 17, 2014 0

JOHANNESBURG 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - The announcement yesterday that parents would have another nine months to comply with new regulations for travelling into and out of South Africa with their children has

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Heavy health toll of South Africa’s coal-fired power plants

Heavy health toll of South Africa’s coal-fired power plants

September 8, 2014 0

MASAKHANE 08 September 2014 (IRIN) - South Africa’s dependence on coal to generate 85 percent of its electricity is taking a substantial toll on human health, according to environmental groups. A recent report

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South Sudan’s child soldiers – a step backwards

South Sudan’s child soldiers – a step backwards

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 25, 2014 0

NAIROBI 25 August 2014 (IRIN) - The government of South Sudan signed an Action Plan with the UN in 2012 to end the use of child soldiers but there is evidence the ongoing

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South Africa opens space for traditional rulers to claim land

South Africa opens space for traditional rulers to claim land

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 21, 2014 0

BABANANGO/JOHANNESBURG 21 August 2014 (IRIN) - The pace of land reform in South Africa has long been criticized as too slow, but experts and black South Africans still awaiting restitution, fear that the

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Briefing: South Sudan heads towards famine

Briefing: South Sudan heads towards famine

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 31, 2014 0

BENTIU 31 July 2014 (IRIN) - More than a third of South Sudan’s population is at risk of severe food insecurity as a result of the ongoing conflict, and the international community, NGOs

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Cape Town poor tap into new food markets

Cape Town poor tap into new food markets

June 27, 2014 0

CAPE TOWN 27 June 2014 (IRIN) - It is a Saturday in Cape Town. In many parts of South Africa’s second largest metropolitan area people mill about, inspecting baby cabbages and shitake mushrooms

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Amid the violence, education suffers in South Sudan

Amid the violence, education suffers in South Sudan

June 12, 2014 0

NAIROBI 12 June 2014 (IRIN) - The latest conflict in South Sudan has undermined much of the progress that had been made in education there since a 2005 peace accord between Khartoum and

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Unusual suspects – women and gangs in South Africa

Unusual suspects – women and gangs in South Africa

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 11, 2014 0

HANOVER PARK, CAPE TOWN 11 June 2014 (IRIN) - Gangsterism has a long tradition in South Africa’s Cape Flats.

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Children need more support at Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp

Children need more support at Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp

May 19, 2014 0

KAKUMA 19 May 2014 (IRIN) - Physical space and timely protection support for children are among the most pressing needs in northwestern Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp amid a continuing flood of people, for

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