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Aug 27th, 2014
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26 August 2014 – The past few days have been the deadliest this year for people making irregular crossings on the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe, with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reporting that at least 300 people have died in successive boat tragedies. “In all, we now believ...
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Aug 26th, 2014
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Human Wrongs Watch By Mike Pflanz*, (UNICEF) – As a food crisis threatens millions in conflict-stricken South Sudan, families are eating whatever they can to survive. Without more urgent international help, many will likely die of starvation.* KIECH KUON, South Sudan, 25 August 2014 – In the field ne...
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Aug 21st, 2014
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Thanks to a decent harvest and a strong response from the international humanitarian community, the United Nations declared an end to famine in southern Somalia in early 2012. More than two million people are currently food insecure, down by about 17 percent from early 2012 estimates, UN Food and Agr...
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Jul 31st, 2014
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THINK AGAIN: Eritrean authoritarianism and human trafficking in the Sinai On the world map, there is no such thing as an ‘ungoverned space,’ bar the two poles and our woefully under-regulated oceans. It is a neat, practical system, where all land is accounted for and all people know where they belong...
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Jul 28th, 2014
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By Dr. David Leffler In June 2014, Libya held its second election since Col. Gaddafi’s overthrow, but the hoped-for stability is still elusive. Libya has had five governments since the 2011 revolution and despite the June elections turmoil continues to reign. Warring militias continue their bat...
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Jul 24th, 2014
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By Ararat Iyob A joke regarding dreams goes as follows. Sometime, after independence, around a fireplace at a gathering with fighters and civilians, an old man sighs and says, “During the time of the Italians, we used to dream of having our own country instead we had the Ethiopians”. His audience is ...
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Jul 22nd, 2014
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Human Wrongs Watch 21 July 2014 – The recruitment and use of children by armed groups remained endemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 2010 and 2013, according to a new United Nations report, which cited impunity as a major factor in the ongoing abuses. Child soldiers guard a ro...
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Jul 18th, 2014
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Eritrea for Sale – to the Russians! By HRCE The Eritrean government has become so isolated and desperate that it has tried to sell its precious gold resources to Russia – at any price. Sanctions have hurt the financial position of this government so much that the only way they could try t...
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Jul 14th, 2014
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H.E. Prof. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud The President of the Federal States of Somalia CC: H.E. Prof. Mohamed Osman Jawari The Speaker of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Dr. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Dear Mr President, We would...
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Jul 9th, 2014
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By: Tongun Lo Loyuong, UK, After three years of independence, South Sudan has drastically dashed the widespread hope, expectations and optimism not only of the people of South Sudan but also the well-wishers and contributors amongst the members of the international community to its independence, whic...