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African migrants in Israel face "voluntary" return or detention
27 February 2014 (IRIN ), Israel has released figures showing that the number of African migrants choosing to accept “voluntary departure” from the country has been steadily increasing since an amendment to its anti-infiltration law was passed in December 2013, with about 2,200 departures recorded since the beginning of 2014.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99712/African-migrants-in-Israel-face-voluntary-return-or-detention
Long road to an African rapid reaction force
21 February 2014 (IRIN ), The African Union (AU) is rethinking how it can most effectively deploy military forces to tackle the continent’s crises.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99683/Long-road-to-an-African-rapid-reaction-force
South Sudan’s crisis ripples across region
13 February 2014 (IRIN ), A cessation of hostilities agreement signed by parties to the conflict in South Sudan has led to a considerable reduction in violence, although some fighting has taken place recently in Unity and Lakes states.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99642/South-Sudan-s-crisis-ripples-across-region
Breaking the cycle of youth unemployment, poverty
10 February 2014 (IRIN ), Youth unemployment and underemployment are among the main barriers to development in West Africa, say experts. Not only does the exclusion of young people from the labour force perpetuate generational cycles of poverty, it also breaks down social cohesion and can be associated with higher levels of crime and violence among idle youth.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99620/Breaking-the-cycle-of-youth-unemployment-poverty
Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization
4 February 2014 (IRIN ), Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99590/Helping-Africa-s-urban-poor-gain-from-modernization
Growing disease burden in South Sudan conflict
27 January 2014 (IRIN ), Disease burden is growing among people who fled their homes following the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99543/Growing-disease-burden-in-South-Sudan-conflict
Alarm over mandatory gardens in Karamoja
23 January 2014 (IRIN ), Uganda’s latest plan to improve food security in the mainly arid Karamoja region - make everyone cultivate a garden - has been described as short-sighted and patronizing.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99523/Alarm-over-mandatory-gardens-in-Karamoja
Doubts over Uganda’s military intervention in South Sudan
17 January 2014 (IRIN ), The Ugandan parliament’s retroactive authorization of a military intervention in neighbouring South Sudan has elicited considerable criticism from activists and analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99494/Doubts-over-Uganda-s-military-intervention-in-South-Sudan
Martha Anger, refugee from South Sudan: “They opened fire on us”
16 January 2014 (IRIN ), Since widespread conflict broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013, following what the government called a “failed coup attempt”, the UN estimates that some 413,000 people have been internally displaced, with thousands of others fleeing into neighbouring countries. The total number of people displaced is likely higher, as aid agencies have limited information outside the main population centres, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
http://www.irinnews.org/HOV/99486/Martha-Anger-refugee-from-South-Sudan-They-opened-fire-on-us
Refugee arrivals in Uganda raise humanitarian, security concerns
15 January 2014 (IRIN ), Weeks of conflict in South Sudan have left thousands of people dead and forced tens of thousands to flee their homes. Thousands of the displaced have been arriving in northern Uganda, where their situation is dire and has elicited security concerns.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99477/Refugee-arrivals-in-Uganda-raise-humanitarian-security-concerns

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