Tag archive for ‘IRIN’
Casco blu di MINUSMA
By maxalb On Saturday, January 13th, 2018

A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

IRIN Fabien Offner Freelance journalist based in Dakar The region has never been so militarised. Here’s an overview of the international players in uniform In 2011, several African More...

MONUSCO troops in support of Congolese army conducting operations to neutralize armed groups and ensure protection of civilians in Beni region
By maxalb On Sunday, December 10th, 2017

What one of the deadliest ever attacks on UN peacekeepers means for Congo

IRIN Samuel Oakford Freelance journalist based in New York, and regular IRIN contributor  At least 14 UN peacekeepers were killed and more than 50 wounded when armed men attacked More...

Gérard Bontoux/Flickr
By maxalb On Friday, July 21st, 2017

How jobs can help Niger win the war against Boko Haram

IRIN Obi Anyadike Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor Difa, 17 July 2017 Demobilising ex-combatants as part of a peace deal is hard to do at the best of times. But increasingly – More...

South African soldiers apprehend irregular migrants from Zimbabwe.
By maxalb On Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Securitising Africa’s borders is bad for migrants, democracy, and development

IRIN Loren B. Landau Caroline Kihato Johannesburg, 5th July 2017 South Africa’s National Assembly recently passed a bill to set up a new border management agency. The Border Management More...

Rape in Car
By maxalb On Monday, March 27th, 2017

Raped, injected with poison, entire family murdered: One woman’s story in CAR

IRIN Philip Kleinfeld Bangui, March 23rd, 2017 The first time the Séléka rebels captured Danielle* she was visiting the shallow grave where her husband, father, and brothers were More...

Chris Harvey says the river came up to the top of the stick only 10 months ago. His irrigation dam now sits six metres below normal level.
By maxalb On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

How much worse are African droughts because of man-made climate change?

IRIN NEWS Peter Lind Cape Town, 6th February 2017 The once-fertile fields of South Africa’s Western Cape region are filled with scorched patches of earth, dying plants, and wasted More...

South Sudanese homless, pregnant women in Uganda
By Cornelia Toelgyes On Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Pregnant and homeless: South Sudan’s women refugees

Special for IRIN Sally Nyakaniyanga Adjumani, Uganda,  30th September 2016 Josephine Maziku arrived at Uganda’s Nyumanzi Transit Centre in June this year six months pregnant and More...

A woman walks through Algiers' old town. The entire city, like most of the country, suffered greatly during the "black decade" of the 1990s. Karim Mostafa/IRIN
By Cornelia Toelgyes On Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Has Algeria taken an anti-IS vaccine?

Special for IRIN Jenny Gustafsson Alger, 28 September 2016 As so-called Islamic State recruits members from across the world, one Muslim country has set itself apart. Despite its More...

By Cornelia Toelgyes On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Congo K: The danger of fighting fire with fire

IRIN Beni, 26th August 2016 Civilians in Congo turn to self-defence groups to stop massacres People in the eastern Congolese city of Beni have had enough of massacres. Angered by More...

La foto è di Obinna Anyadike/IRIN
By maxalb On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Nigeria, Thanks the Boko Haram Insurgency 244,000 Hungry Children

Special for IRIN Eromo Egbejule Abuja, 1st August 2016 After his father, a welder from Bama, died in a camp for internally displaced people in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, More...