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Three concerns ahead of Côte d’Ivoire poll
21 July 2015 (IRIN ), Five years after Côte d’Ivoire’s disputed presidential election threw the country into turmoil and left more than 3,000 dead, its people are set to go to the polls again. Could we see similar unrest this October or will the West African nation turn the page and move forward?ôte-d-Ivoire-poll
Somaliland losing youth to lure of Europe
16 July 2015 (IRIN ), As the European Union continues to engage in deeply divisive talks about how to deal with the influx to its shores, Somaliland is having its own conversation about why so many of its young people are risking everything to reach Europe.
Dreams that wither and die in the African desert
15 July 2015 (IRIN ), It is estimated that more than 100,000 West Africans will cross Niger this year on their way to Europe. But many don’t even reach the coasts of places like Algeria, Libya or Morocco to try their luck on the perilous boat journeys. For many, their dreams wither and die in the desert:
Burundi crisis gets serious for regional leaders
14 July 2015 (IRIN ), Burundi’s political crisis is centred on a leader who is refusing to leave office after almost 10 years. The man sent in to mediate has been in power for almost 30. Apart from that irony, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s arrival in Bujumbura underlines just how high the stakes are for regional leaders.
Can WHO learn the lessons from Ebola?
13 July 2015 (IRIN ), As Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continue to battle the Ebola outbreak, the international community's "delayed" and "inadequate" response last year has led many critics to ask: how can future responses be handled more effectively?
NGOs alarmed by ‘draconian’ Uganda bill
10 July 2015 (IRIN ), Humanitarian response in Uganda could be severely compromised if parliament adopts a bill that regulates NGOs and criminalises non-compliance, aid agencies have warned.
Food aid cut to Malian refugees in Mauritania*
9 July 2015 (IRIN ), Nearly 50,000 Malian refugees are at risk following the suspension of food aid to their camp in southeastern Mauritania, with NGOs warning of a significant increase in acute malnutrition, particularly among children under five, and pregnant and lactating women:
For Ugandan children born of war, the struggle continues
7 July 2015 (IRIN ), Actual combat may have ended almost a decade ago in northern Uganda, but for many women abducted by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army and the children they conceived in captivity, the war is far from over.
Photo feature: Sierra Leoneans still feeling the impact of Ebola
2 July 2015 (IRIN ), Sierra Leone is beginning to show some signs of recovering from the ongoing Ebola outbreak, but many family are still struggling to survive.
Cameroonians plagued by urban flooding
1 July 2015 (IRIN ), Rapid urbanization in Cameroon's Douala city and an increase in annual rainfall in the region is putting more people at risk of flooding each year. The latest storm affected more than 30,000 people, destroying homes, businesses and livelihoods.

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