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Tough homecoming for Zimbabwean migrants fleeing xenophobia
27 April 2015 (IRIN ), More than 2,000 Zimbabweans displaced by xenophobic attacks in South Africa have packed their bags for home. But Zimbabwe, a country teetering on the verge of economic collapse, is unlikely to offer them the means to restart their lives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101410/Tough-homecoming-for-Zimbabwean-migrants-fleeing-xenophobia
Will latest migrant tragedy shame EU into action?
22 April 2015 (IRIN ), Despite a strong public show of unity and a pricked conscience, Europe's leaders are struggling to overcome their selfish national interests and make the tough choices needed to save migrant lives in the Mediterranean.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101387/Will-latest-migrant-tragedy-shame-EU-into-action
How fragile is Burundi's peace?
22 April 2015 (IRIN ), With 12,000 Burundians now taking refuge abroad, concern is growing that the fragile peace of the last decade could shatter if President Pierre Nkurunziza continues to pursue his controversial bid for a third term in June elections. Refugees allege a campaign of intimidation from ruling party thugs and the US State Department is already talking about a "climate of fear"
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101390/How-fragile-is-Burundi-s-peace
South Africa’s xenophobia problem: dispelling the myths
21 April 2015 (IRIN ), Xenophobia doesn’t exist in isolation. It needs social problems and economic hardship to flourish. After an upsurge in violence in Durban and Johannesburg that has claimed seven lives and forced more than 5,000 people to flee their homes, here’s a look at South Africa’s long history of xenophobia and some of the misconceptions that have been allowed to take root.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101384/South-Africa-s-xenophobia-problem-dispelling-the-myths
Is Kenya’s security policy the real enemy within?
21 April 2015 (IRIN ), The Kenyan government has threatened to eject 350,000 Somali refugees and even to build a wall along its entire border with Somalia, but perhaps the real enemies within are poor governance and stalled police reforms
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101386/Is-Kenya-s-security-policy-the-real-enemy-within
IRIN’s Top Picks: White elephants, corruption and IEDs
17 April 2015 (IRIN ), This week's Top Picks features MSF's executive director on the dangers of mixing military and humanitarian missions, how homemade bombs affect aid work in Afghanistan, wasted Ebola funds in West Africa, the links between corruption and conflict in South Sudan, and much more.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101374/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-White-elephants-corruption-and-IEDs
Kenya's anti-terror border wall sparks heated debate
17 April 2015 (IRIN ), Kenya has begun building a separation barrier along its 700-kilometre border with Somalia. The government says it wants to keep out members of Al-Shabab, whose attacks have claimed hundreds of lives in Kenya. But not everyone things it is such a good plan.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101377/Kenya-s-anti-terror-border-wall-sparks-heated-debate
Thousands of Burundians flee as election tensions rise
14 April 2015 (IRIN ), Thousands of Burundians have fled their country, fearing it might descend into violence ahead of a presidential election scheduled for June. “Burundi is sitting on a time-bomb and it's sad that the outside world does not care,” one refugee said.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101361/Thousands-of-Burundians-flee-as-election-tensions-rise
Repatriation threat alarms Somali refugees in Kenya
13 April 2015 (IRIN ), A threat from Kenya’s deputy president to send back hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees in the wake of the Garissa university shooting has prompted alarm in the camps and rebuke from advocacy groups and even some MPs.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101354/Repatriation-threat-alarms-Somali-refugees-in-Kenya
Cameroon soldiers defy Boko Haram in polio battle
13 April 2015 (IRIN ), How do you vaccinate women and children against polio in remote areas prey to attack from Boko Haram militants? Arm the soldiers with vaccine. This is exactly what has happened with great success in northern Cameroon.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101357/Cameroon-soldiers-defy-Boko-Haram-in-polio-battle
Somali refugees feel remittance pain after Kenya attack
10 April 2015 (IRIN ), Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees are among those hardest hit by Kenya’s closure of money remittance firms in the wake of the 2 April shooting of at least 147 university students in Garissa by Al-Shabab militants
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101352/Somali-refugees-feel-remittance-pain-after-Kenya-attack
Oil-rich Delta poses first big test for Nigeria's new leader
9 April 2015 (IRIN ), An early test for Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari is how his incoming administration will handle the volatile oil revenue-generating Delta, where former militia commanders pledged their support to Goodluck Jonathan, their clansman, who was emphatically beaten in the 28 March presidential election.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101342/Oil-rich-Delta-poses-first-big-test-for-Nigeria-s-new-leader
Pros and cons of Sierra Leone's Ebola lockdowns
9 April 2015 (IRIN ), Government-enforced "stay-at-homes" in Sierra Leone might help find hidden Ebola cases, but they also hurt people's livelihoods
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101346/Pros-and-cons-of-Sierra-Leone-s-Ebola-lockdowns
Hear it from the people: What's wrong in the Central African Republic?
8 April 2015 (IRIN ), The ordinary people of the Central African Republic are finally having their say after years of conflict. Grassroots 'consultations' have been acting as a prelude to a reconciliation forum aimed at forging lasting peace
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101338/Hear-it-from-the-people-What-s-wrong-in-the-Central-African-Republic
Sierra Leone's missing Ebola millions
30 March 2015 (IRIN ), Taxpayers and individual donors contributed some $18 million to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone, where the disease has killed almost 3,800 people. When public auditors examined how the money had been spent, they found that records for more than half of the money were incomplete or entirely missing.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101293/Sierra-Leone-s-missing-Ebola-millions
Nigeria's election - "anything fit happen"
27 March 2015 (IRIN ), Nigeria is increasingly tense in the countdown to presidential elections on Saturday. President Goodluck Jonathan is facing an exceptionally strong challenge from former military ruler, General Muhammadu Buhari. Never has a presidential race been so close, and with that the risk of major political violence increases.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101289/Nigeria-s-election-anything-fit-happen
Zimbabwe on alert over cholera threat
25 March 2015 (IRIN ), Children play on the dumpsite in the Budiriro suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, scrambling through the garbage and ignoring the clouds of flies and overpowering stench from the rotting, untreated waste.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101276/Zimbabwe-on-alert-over-cholera-threat
One year on: why Ebola is not yet over in Guinea
23 March 2015 (IRIN ), The Ebola outbreak, which was first declared on 22 March 2014, continues to ravage the country, in large part because information campaigns have failed to bring about comprehensive changes in behavior and beliefs.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101264/One-year-on-why-Ebola-is-not-yet-over-in-Guinea
Beyond the outbreak: leading expert on what the Ebola crisis can teach us
19 March 2015 (IRIN ), What lessons can be drawn from the Ebola crisis? Epidemiologist Jimmy Whitworth talks to IRIN about treatment, prevention, “research windows,” and how little has changed since an 1854 cholera epidemic.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101256/Beyond-the-outbreak-leading-expert-on-what-the-Ebola-crisis-can-teach-us
Women and malnutrition – the case of South Sudan
18 March 2015 (IRIN ), Pregnant breastfeeding women are the demographic group most at risk of malnutrition in South Sudan after children, making up some 12 percent of all those on supplementary feeding programmes.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101250/Women-and-malnutrition-the-case-of-South-Sudan

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