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The mass graves of Bor, South Sudan
24 February 2014 (IRIN ), A handful of volunteers in almost deserted Bor, capital of South Sudan's Jonglei State, remove dead bodies from homes, put them in body bags donated by the International Committee of the Red Cross, and place them in mass graves. Since the emergence of an armed rebellion in mid-December, government troops have lost and won control of the town several times. On 23 February, the army said it had repelled further attempts to take Bor.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99699/The-mass-graves-of-Bor-South-Sudan
Arms smuggling to Boko Haram threatens Cameroon
21 February 2014 (IRIN ), Recent arms seizures and arrests of traffickers in Cameroon’s Far North Region have highlighted the escalating insecurity caused by Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria and the impact of the unrest in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Sudan.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99682/Arms-smuggling-to-Boko-Haram-threatens-Cameroon
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
Meningitis vaccine out of the cold
20 February 2014 (IRIN ), A pilot meningitis A immunization campaign targeting more than 155,000 people in Benin with a vaccine that does not require constant refrigeration has demonstrated clear benefits, enabling wider reach, more efficient administration and potential cost reduction, researchers say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99678/Meningitis-vaccine-out-of-the-cold
Brute force fails to break Boko Haram
19 February 2014 (IRIN ), Hoping to snuff out Boko Haram, Nigerian forces launched a crackdown in May 2013, swooping into towns, rounding up hundreds of youths and strafing suspected hideouts of the militia, who, despite being pushed back, continue to torment civilians and target security forces.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99672/Brute-force-fails-to-break-Boko-Haram
Burundi’s avoidable flood deaths
18 February 2014 (IRIN ), Building and planning code violations were largely to blame for the deaths - amid torrential rain earlier this month - of dozens of people in Burundi’s capital, and the destruction there of 3,500 homes, according to a leading urban planning expert who noted that numerous reports had warned of just such an eventuality.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99663/Burundi-s-avoidable-flood-deaths
Morocco's new migration policy masks continued abuses
18 February 2014 (IRIN ), Migrants in Morocco continue to suffer human rights abuses at the hands of security forces and resentful locals, despite migration policy reforms that were welcomed by local rights organizations when they were announced five months ago.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99668/Morocco-s-new-migration-policy-masks-continued-abuses
Bad roads, insecurity hamper relief effort in DRC’s Katanga Province
18 February 2014 (IRIN ), Terrible roads, the threat of violence and insufficient resources are hampering efforts to assist up to 400,000 people displaced by violence in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), say humanitarian organizations.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99669/Bad-roads-insecurity-hamper-relief-effort-in-DRC-s-Katanga-Province
Mali's Kidal still waits for resolution
17 February 2014 (IRIN ), Despite international efforts to restore peace in Mali, the northern region of Kidal remains an MNLA stronghold. While the rest of Mali slowly recovers from the rebel takeover and Islamist occupation, officials worry the distrust and enmity lingering in Kidal could destabilize the country.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99649/Mali-s-Kidal-still-waits-for-resolution
Mauritania fertile ground for Arab donors
17 February 2014 (IRIN ), Drought-prone, chronically hungry Mauritania, with the help of the UN, is reaching out to Arab donors, encouraging them to reach beyond their customary role in development and engage in humanitarian response.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99656/Mauritania-fertile-ground-for-Arab-donors

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