Tag archive for ‘IRIN’
Supporters of some of the accused outside the Dakar courthouse after the verdicts were delivered.
By Cornelia Toelgyes On Sunday, August 5th, 2018

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 More...

Khartoum, la capitale del Sudan
By Cornelia Toelgyes On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

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 More...

By Cornelia Toelgyes On Sunday, May 6th, 2018

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. Either way, More...

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...

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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...