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By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 29th, 2013
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By Eric Reeves* To understand the surging violence in Darfur over the past year, a lengthy and highly authoritative “unofficial” report covering most of 2011, from former members of the UN Panel of Experts on Sudan (Darfur), is critically important. Why does the UN continue to keep it con...
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In Mali
Apr 12th, 2013
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(IRIN) – Hunger in Mali has reached crisis levels in the northern Kidal Region and has reached critical levels in Gao and Timbuktu regions, according to food security agencies and the government’s early warning body. One in five households in Gao and Timbuktu are facing severe food shortages, w...
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In Article
Mar 15th, 2013
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Photo: Kristy Siegfried/IRIN Children in pastoral regions often seasonally migrate with their families (file photo) ADDIS ABABA,  (IRIN) – Thousands of children in the pastoral regions of Ethiopia are dropping out of school despite government and donor efforts to bring schools closer to them. R...
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In Article
Mar 9th, 2013
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(IRIN) – Years after the end of South Sudan’s war with Sudan, the country’s women still find themselves on the front line – this time, battling abuse, child marriage, and a dowry system that commodifies them from birth. According to an assessment of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Su...
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In Article
Feb 28th, 2013
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(IRIN) – New data from the World Bank has revealed that African migrants pay more to send money home to their families than any other migrant group in the world. While South Asians pay an average of US$6 for every $100 they send home, Africans often pay more than twice that – and in South...
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In Ethiopia
Feb 6th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA,  (IRIN) – Over the years, small-scale farmers growing white pea beans in Ethiopia have sold their produce through the informal market, relying largely on middlemen who dictate prices and walk away with huge profits, often leaving the farmers in poverty. “When smallholders sell thei...
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Jan 24th, 2013
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(IRIN) – The recent execution in Somalia of a soldier convicted of rape and the detention of a journalist investigating sexual assault have given the traditionally taboo issue of gender-based violence an usual degree of prominence. Even the president has weighed in. Speaking from Washington, DC...
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In Djibouti
Dec 25th, 2012
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IRIN – Addis Ababa — Jemmal Ahmed, 21, was recently deported back to Ethiopia after a nine-month stay in a prison in Yemen for illegally entering the country a few months earlier. His intention had been to cross over into Saudi Arabia to find work. He shared his experience with IRIN: “I d...
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In East Africa
Dec 3rd, 2012
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(IRIN) – More youths from the self-declared republic of Somaliland are illegally migrating from the region, mainly due to a lack of jobs, traveling through Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya on their way to Europe, say officials. “There is no exact data, but we estimate that in the last three months of ...
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In Analysis
Nov 22nd, 2012
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(IRIN) – The Israeli government says a hardening of migration policy has caused a 90 percent drop in arrivals in the last few months, from around 2,000 in May to 122 in September. Under an updated Anti-Infiltration law passed in January, all illegal border crossers are labelled “infiltrators” a...