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Militancy rising in Mindanao as peace talks stall

The island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines is home to a violent patchwork of sometimes-overlapping armed groups.

"Not a day goes by without seeing armed men or hearing gunfire... of course I am afraid.” - Sara, 19

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    Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and...


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