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The Libyan migrant “prisons” of Europe’s making

The Libyan migrant “prisons” of Europe’s making

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 1, 2017 0

The consequences of Italian and European migration policies for migrants and refugees stuck in Libya are ugly and stark: from militia wars to increasing extortion to overcrowded detention “prisons” where pregnant women can

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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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Internment fears as Myanmar plans new camps for scattered Rohingya

Internment fears as Myanmar plans new camps for scattered Rohingya

September 19, 2017 0

Myanmar plans to open new displacement camps for Rohingya in violence-ridden Rakhine State, sparking fears that members of the Muslim minority not already driven out of the country will instead be forcibly interned.

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Words matter: Hate speech and South Sudan

Words matter: Hate speech and South Sudan

September 5, 2017 0

“South Sudan terrorists need to be killed in order for peace to reign. Lawful killing has been practised by states since time immemorial.”   These are the words of Gordon Buay, deputy chief

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Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

August 30, 2017 0

The fear is palpable in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram intensifies its war on civilians. The military’s regular claim that the jihadists are on the run is patently false, and provides no comfort

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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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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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What can save Mali?

What can save Mali?

May 29, 2017 0

Hamidou Barry has come to Bamako to find his son.

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What can save Mali?

What can save Mali?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 29, 2017 0

Hamidou Barry has come to Bamako to find his son. His village of Ikerena, in the rural heart of Mali, is a long way from the capital, but this is where he’s been

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Boko Haram: Down but far from out

Boko Haram: Down but far from out

May 24, 2017 0

The Nigerian government has declared victory over the Boko Haram insurgency. The capture at the end of December of Camp Zero in Sambisa Forest, the last stronghold of the jihadists, seemed to herald

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