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In Libya, hard economic times force migrant workers to look elsewhere

IRIN Tom Westcott Tripoli, 18 Frebruary 2019 The well-worn description of migrants in Libya is of desperate people trapped in hellish detention centres trying to get to...

Eritrea-Ethiopia peace leads to a refugee surge

IRIN James Jeffrey Mekelle (Ethiopia), 15 November 2018 A group of Eritreans lines up outside a small, green army tent surrounded by yellow scrubland at the top...

High-profile terror trial speaks to an emerging threat in Senegal

IRIN Lucinda Rouse Senegal-based freelance journalist covering West Africa Dakar, 1th August 2018 Light sentences raise questions about the state’s response to Islamist extremism Unlike other nearby West African...

For refugees in Sudan, fears surround probe into UN resettlement fraud

IRIN Sally Hayden Khartoum, 23th July 2018 Potential witnesses worry about retaliation and complain about the lack of protection As the UN’s refugee agency investigates allegations of bribery...

Niger: migrants arrests in Agadez, the protest of UNHCR

IRIN Niamey, May,4th 2018 Niger calls them mercenaries and wants them expelled. The UN reckons they were potential victims of slavery or extortion searching for safety....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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 with...

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...

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....

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