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“Let’s eradicate poverty, not poor people”

“Let’s eradicate poverty, not poor people”

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 12, 2017 0

In November 2016, a relentless government-owned bulldozer cost Celestine Ahisu his home, his business, and his peace of mind in one fell swoop.

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Election leaves western Kenya angry and bitter

Election leaves western Kenya angry and bitter

October 26, 2017 0

After tyres finish burning, what is left is a matted mesh of singed black wire. In Kenya’s western city of Kisumu, they hug curbs and roundabouts, leaving dark, circular footprints where the road

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In Nigeria, healing the scars of war might curtail its spread

In Nigeria, healing the scars of war might curtail its spread

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 13, 2017 0

It’s often said that prevention is better than cure. But when it comes to the devastation wreaked upon civilians by armed groups, can cure serve as a form of prevention

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Neglected but not over: Burundi crisis continues to bite

Neglected but not over: Burundi crisis continues to bite

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 22, 2017 0

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intention to seek a disputed third term more than two years ago, spawning a period of unrest marked by extrajudicial killings, a failed coup, and ethnic division.

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Venezuelan voices: The real-life stories beyond the protests

Venezuelan voices: The real-life stories beyond the protests

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 19, 2017 0

Venezuelans have taken to the streets in their tens of thousands over the past seven weeks in anti-government protests that have left at least 43 demonstrators dead and hundreds injured. They show no

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“The right side of history” – Gambians seek justice after Jammeh’s fall

“The right side of history” – Gambians seek justice after Jammeh’s fall

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 13, 2017 0

A year ago, opposition activist Solo Sandeng led the first march in over decade to call for free elections in Gambia. Although the demonstration was a catalyst for the ouster of autocrat Yahya

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Shattered war economy encourages child marriage in Yemen

Shattered war economy encourages child marriage in Yemen

February 15, 2017 0

It’s impossible to get hard numbers, but child marriage appears to be on the rise in Yemen: a consequence of the extreme poverty caused by nearly two years of devastating war in what

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Non, merci: English-speaking Cameroon rises up, wants Republic of Ambazonia

Non, merci: English-speaking Cameroon rises up, wants Republic of Ambazonia

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 15, 2016 0

A middle-aged man stands in front of a freshly covered grave, a flag tied around his neck. The flag has blue and white stripes and a white dove in its top left quadrant,

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Kony’s killers – are child soldiers accountable when they become men?

Kony’s killers – are child soldiers accountable when they become men?

December 5, 2016 0

The trial of Dominic Ongwen, a senior member of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army, opens on Tuesday before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Many horrors will be recounted, but the case

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What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

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

As part of efforts to strengthen and harmonise responses to migrants and refugees, the UN is to lead a global campaign to counter xenophobia. Announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in April , member

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