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Friday 18th January 2019 | 01-17-2019

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In eastern Burkina Faso, local grievances help militancy take root

twitter TwitterFreelance journalist and IRIN contributor* It is part of one of the most important nature reserves in West Africa, home to endangered lions, cheetahs, and elephants, attracting tourist..

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DRC Farmers in “Schools Without Walls” Learn to Increase Harvest

It was almost four years ago in 2015 that members of Farmer’s Frame of Idiofa (FFI), a farmers group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), produced a mere eight tonnes of sweet potatoes on two he..

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Turning the tables on Boko Haram

Identity – for both individuals and groups – is shaped by a mix of elements including ethnicity, religion, culture and personal experiences. Much of this is historical in nature. Violent extremist gro..

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Somalia shoots itself in the foot

The decision by the Somali government to expel United Nations (UN) Special Envoy to the country Nicholas Haysom last week speaks volumes about why Somalia is struggling to achieve political stability ..

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How ‘foreign’ are foreign terrorist fighters in Africa?

In September 2018, five people acquitted of the July 2010 terror attacks in Kampala, Uganda, were re-arrested by the Ugandan Police. Omar Awadh Omar and four others were charged with possessing litera..

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Import Costs Choke output at Libya's only Truck Factory

TRIPOLI – In the vast assembly hall of Libya’s Trucks and Buses Company (TBCo) the country’s sole automobile manufacturer, two men work on the body of a new bus and a few others inspect a row of truck..

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Shifting Relationships, Growing Threats: Who’s Insurgent Groups in the Sahel Countering..

Part of a special project exploring violent extremism in Nigeria and the Sahel In the six years since a separatist rebellion broke out in northern Mali in January 2012, armed groups in West Africa’s..

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More than 5,000 people sheltering in MSF-supported Batangafo hospital after violent..

The scorched remains of houses and buildings in Batangafo, CAR, after violent clashes there in late October and early November 2018 forced thousands to seek shelter at MSF's hospital in the city. © MS..

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With improved access, malaria and malnutrition cases sharply rise in Bossangoa

Parfait Dosséli, is a nurse supervisor at Bossangoa’s hospital and he is working in the nutrition department. Every day, he provides treatment to malnourished children. He is pictured here giving intr..

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More than 30,000 Flee Boko Haram Violence in NE Nigeria: UN

Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in northeast Nigeria after an increase in violence in the Boko Haram conflict, the United Nations said on Wednesday. "More than 30,000 internally dis..

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Mining World Watches as Congo Counts Votes for Next Leader

Congo has never witnessed a peaceful transition of power Country is the top producer of cobalt, used in batteries The Democratic Republic of Congo is in uncharted waters as the nation awaits ele..

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IRIN Roundtable: Countering Militancy in the Sahel One size doesn’t fit all. What..

The YouTube images are ubiquitous: angry young men brandishing guns, promising violence in the name of religion. What is so often unseen, obscured in the rush to condemn, is an understanding of what d..

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Despite global pacts, new laws and gender activism, women remain extremely vulnerable to violence.

Why are Women still so Unsafe?

Violence against women is an indicator of how prone societies are towards violence. Almost two decades since countries across the world adopted United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 –..

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Police Clash with Protesters in Wake of Bongo re-Election

Residents of the Gabonese capital, Libreville, awoke to a city teeming with security forces on Friday, one day after police clashed with crowds protesting the election that put Africa’s longest-servin..

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In S. Sudan, Girls Forced into War Face Gender Double Standards in Peace

TwitterWomen and girls bear an additional burden in any war, as the threat of sexual violence or abuse combines with the standard risks of conflict. The conflict in South Sudan is no different. Since..

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Africa Dialogue Series Launched

The United Nations has launched a new initiative to promote Africa’s agenda. Organised by the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), the Africa Dialogue Series (ADS) will provide interactive ..

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Africa has Phenomenal Potential for intra-Continental Trade

Forty-nine of Africa’s 55 countries have signed the framework for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free and unfe..

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IOM Sudan Celebrates the 2nd Anniversary of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative Programme

Khartoum-On 16th Dec 2018 at IOM, colour marked the celebrations of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa. The event which was held at the IOM Suda..

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Towards a Transformed and Resilient Continent

2018 Africa Sustainable Development Report

The Africa Sustainable Development Report 2018 is the second in a series of reports which provides an integrated assessment of the continent’s progress towards implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Su..

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Boko Haram: Nigeria Winning the Battle but Losing the War? (2-2)

View from Maiduguri Another glaring omission has been the failure to consult the communities supposed to receive the ex-combatants. A pilot programme involving a handful of detainees – who had gone t..

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