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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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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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Six major humanitarian challenges confronting the UN General Assembly

Six major humanitarian challenges confronting the UN General Assembly

September 18, 2017 0

Hype over what President Donald Trump may or may not say dominated the media build-up to this week’s UN General Assembly. However, US funding cuts and the apparent absence of American authority on

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Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 23, 2017 0

On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s rapidly urbanising capital.   The death toll rose within a few

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International action needed over Burundi now

International action needed over Burundi now

July 26, 2017 0

Two years ago, President Pierre Nkurunziza ignited a political crisis in Burundi when he announced that he would run for a controversial third presidential term. Thousands of people were killed, disappeared, and tortured

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The war in Equatoria

The war in Equatoria

July 12, 2017 0

When South Sudan’s civil war broke out in 2013, much of Equatoria – the country’s breadbasket ­– managed to stay out of the conflict.

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Child “marriage” is child labour

Child “marriage” is child labour

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 12, 2017 0

Countless underage girls around the world are being forced to work long, punishing hours.

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Language of peace hard to find as Cameroon crisis festers

Language of peace hard to find as Cameroon crisis festers

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 16, 2017 0

It’s a Monday evening in Bamenda, the main city in troubled English-speaking Cameroon. The gates of the Vatican Express bus depot are shut, just like five other coach companies in town.

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South Sudan needs peace as much as food

South Sudan needs peace as much as food

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 20, 2017 0

The declaration of famine in two counties of South Sudan last month led to immediate pledges of aid.  Grave editorials  called on Western governments to prioritise relief efforts to the needy, despite the

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Besieged: A 360º experience in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

Besieged: A 360º experience in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 10, 2017 0

It’s the dry season in the Nuba Mountains, a time when the Sudanese government usually renews its offensive against the rebels holed up in the rocky fastness.

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