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Briefing: The new Jihadist strategy in the Sahel
4 February 2016 (IRIN ), Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged Islamist militants.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102410/Briefing-The-new-Jihadist-strategy-in-the-Sahel
Africa’s meningitis A vaccine: how partnership replaced ‘Big Pharma’
17 November 2015 (IRIN ), For years, the unwillingness of big pharmaceutical companies to invest in treatments for diseases that primarily affect the poor has hampered epidemic management in the developing world. But now an experimental partnership working without the support of 'Big Pharma' has delivered an incredible success: a vaccine that has all but wiped out meningitis A across Africa in less than four years. Is this the future of medical research and development in lower-income countries? Elizabeth Blunt reports:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102223/Africa-s-meningitis-A-vaccine-how-partnership-replaced-Big-Pharma
Burkina Faso: ‘There must be justice’
16 October 2015 (IRIN ), Fourteen civilians were killed and hundreds of others injured during post-coup violence in Burkina Faso in September. Will the security forces believed to be responsible be held accountable?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102118/Burkina-Faso-There-must-be-justice
Is Burkina Faso’s elite guard still a threat?
1 October 2015 (IRIN ), Burkina Faso's transitional government has dissolved the RSP, but will the elite security force responsible for last month's coup finally go away? OSIWA's Mathias Hounkpe looks at what must happen next to keep the country on its path to civilian rule and democracy.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102053/Is-Burkina-Faso-s-elite-guard-still-a-threat
The rocky road to democracy in Burkina Faso
22 September 2015 (IRIN ), Negotiations are under way to return Burkina Faso to civilian rule following last week's coup, but a proposed amnesty for the coup plotters would leave many people unhappy.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102019/The-rocky-road-to-democracy-in-Burkina-Faso
The lost childhoods behind our chocolate
25 August 2015 (IRIN ), An estimated 1.62 million children are forced to work in Cote d'Ivoire each year. The majority spend their days in cocoa fields, cultivating the beans that will eventually become chocolate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101912/The-lost-childhoods-behind-our-chocolate
Avian flu threatens West Africa poultry farmers
23 June 2015 (IRIN ), The loss, since January, of more than 1.7 million birds across five countries in West Africa is threatening the livelihoods of poultry farmers across the region.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101665/Avian-flu-threatens-West-Africa-poultry-farmers
What a funding crisis is doing to AIDS patients in Burkina Faso
14 May 2015 (IRIN ), Funding shortfalls mean food programmes for HIV/AIDS patients in Burkina Faso are being cut back, leaving thousands of vulnerable people at risk:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101495/What-a-funding-crisis-is-doing-to-AIDS-patients-in-Burkina-Faso
What future for the humanitarian capital of the world?
7 April 2015 (IRIN ), Geneva has firmly taken its place as one of the most expensive cities in the world, following a sharp rise in the value of the Swiss franc in January. Should cost-conscious aid agencies be headquartered there?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101332/What-future-for-the-humanitarian-capital-of-the-world
Killing us softly
27 March 2015 (IRIN ), Of the 100 million Chinese who watched a documentary - later censored - about air pollution in their country, 172,000 are likely to die each year from air pollution-related diseases.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101285/Killing-us-softly
Working to keep the peace: The impact of job schemes on ex-rebels
27 February 2015 (IRIN ), Job-creation schemes are the traditional way to tackle the post-conflict problem of unemployed ex-fighters and to reduce the threat they can pose to peace and stability in fragile states.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101170/Working-to-keep-the-peace-The-impact-of-job-schemes-on-ex-rebels
Three words of advice for WHO Africa's new chief
24 February 2015 (IRIN ), WHO’s new regional director for Africa faces a tough road ahead, as she attempts to restore confidence in the organization following failures to act more quickly during the Ebola outbreak.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101153/Three-words-of-advice-for-WHO-Africa-s-new-chief
Unloved but unyielding: Burkina’s presidential guard could derail transition
13 February 2015 (IRIN ), The potential for widespread civil unrest in Burkina Faso could grow if the country’s Presidential Security Regiment continues to remain a powerful and largely unanswerable force.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101128/Unloved-but-unyielding-Burkina-s-presidential-guard-could-derail-transition
Who celebrity advocates are really targeting. And it’s not you.
13 February 2015 (IRIN ), In recent years, aid agencies have increasingly used celebrities to raise awareness and money for their causes. There’s just one problem: It doesn’t actually work.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101122/Who-celebrity-advocates-are-really-targeting-And-it-s-not-you
After Ebola: What next for West Africa’s health systems
26 January 2015 (IRIN ), As rates of Ebola infection fall in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone planning has begun on how to rebuild public health systems and learn lessons from the outbreak.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101046/After-Ebola-What-next-for-West-Africa-s-health-systems
Nice and dirty – the importance of soil
16 January 2015 (IRIN ), Be it laterite, loam, peat or clay, soil is life. It's the foundation of food security, and so the UN has declared 2015 as the year to draw attention to the stuff.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101019/Nice-and-dirty-the-importance-of-soil
PRESS RELEASE: IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), After nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, the humanitarian news service IRIN is spinning off to become an independent non-profit media venture, with the support of a major private donor
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100867/PRESS-RELEASE-IRIN-humanitarian-news-service-to-spin-off-from-the-UN
An ambitious plan to end statelessness
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), It is now 60 years since stateless people received recognition in international law, and the UN has two conventions (1954 and 1961) dedicated to their protection and the regularization of their situation. Yet an estimated 10 million people worldwide still suffer the problems and indignities of having no nationality.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100804/An-ambitious-plan-to-end-statelessness
Nearly 25 million food insecure in Sahel
29 October 2014 (IRIN ), Food security and malnutrition rates across the Sahel are deteriorating, due in large part to ongoing conflict and instability in the Central African Republic (CAR), northern Mali, and northeast Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100769/Nearly-25-million-food-insecure-in-Sahel
Exporting Ebola - who's really at risk?
22 October 2014 (IRIN ), More than 50 percent of Americans report being afraid of a mass Ebola outbreak on US soil, according to a Harvard poll earlier this month, but health experts say the true risk is further spread of the virus within the West African region.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100749/Exporting-Ebola-who-s-really-at-risk

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