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The invisible lesson of Invisible Children
3 February 2015 (IRIN ), In the second of his columns for IRIN, Paul Currion reflects on the lessons to be drawn from the news that Invisible Children, the activist NGO, is winding down its operations. Widely criticised for its over simplified view of the Lord's Resistance Army - a Ugandan rebel group - IC managed to harness the power of digital media in a way mainstream humanitarian agencies could only envy.
In photos: A decade on, effects of Uganda's war linger
30 January 2015 (IRIN ), A senior commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court this week to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Although the LRA has not been active in northern Uganda for a decade, the effects of their 20-year war with the government linger on.
From jungle to justice: LRA at The Hague
26 January 2015 (IRIN ), Almost 10 years after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against him, Dominic Ongwen, a senior member of the Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group, finally appeared in The Hague today. IRIN looks back at its LRA coverage over the years.
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.
Cows and conflict: South Sudan's “slow motion” livestock crisis
15 January 2015 (IRIN ), On top of thousands of human casualties, South Sudan's civil war has had a major impact on the movement and health of vast numbers of livestock, in a way that has sparked fresh violence and threatens the country's social, political and economic fabric.
Heading to The Hague - Uganda reacts to surrender of top LRA man
14 January 2015 (IRIN ), Some want him tried in The Hague; others in Kampala. Others still say he should receive an amnesty for his alleged crimes against humanity. Top rebel commander Dominic Ongwen was abducted into a Ugandan insurgency at the age of 10. His surrender earlier this month is eliciting very mixed feelings from his compatriots.
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
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.
Limited support for key populations undermines Ugandan HIV control
16 October 2014 (IRIN ), Uganda’s HIV/AIDS control efforts have been undermined by a lack of consensus and clarity over which people constitute Key Populations (KPs) to be targeted in various prevention, care and treatment efforts, say experts.
Gains and gaps in Ugandan HIV treatment
10 October 2014 (IRIN ), Over the past three years Uganda has succeeded in more than doubling the number of eligible children receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Paediatric HIV infections, meanwhile, have plummeted. But almost six out of every 10 children who need ART are still not receiving the treatment.

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