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Rosewood plunder in Guinea-Bissau
22 July 2014 (IRIN ), During the March-May cashew nut harvesting season, it is normal to see heavy trucks line Amílcar Cabral Avenue in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau’s capital, waiting to offload their cargo onto ships. But when they line up all year long, suspicion is raised, especially when demand for the country’s cashews has plummeted.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100387/Rosewood-plunder-in-Guinea-Bissau
“No-build zones” confusion delays resettlement of Haiyan survivors
18 July 2014 (IRIN ), Mixed messages related to “No-Build Zones” in coastal areas of the Philippines, including those devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2014 can create a false sense of security, and prevent the rehabilitation of storm-displaced people, officials and experts warn.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100368/No-build-zones-confusion-delays-resettlement-of-Haiyan-survivors
Tackling Liberia’s high rape rate
18 July 2014 (IRIN ), Rates of sexual violence in post-war Liberia are still “extremely high” according to a recently published report by UK-based think tank the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100364/Tackling-Liberia-s-high-rape-rate
Burundi’s troubled peace and reconciliation process
17 July 2014 (IRIN ), Fifteen years after a peace accord called for its creation, Burundi is finally to set up a Peace and Reconciliation Commission (PRC) to examine crimes committed since 1962. But the controversies and disagreements that have dogged the mechanism since it was first mooted continue to reverberate, casting doubt on its efficacy, with the key concern being whether the commission’s purview will be selective.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100361/Burundi-s-troubled-peace-and-reconciliation-process
A deadly Ramadan in Somalia
15 July 2014 (IRIN ), Militant group Al-Shabab has lived up to its promise to step up attacks in Somalia, mainly against government installations and personnel, during the holy month of Ramadan, which began on 29 June. Over 30 people have been killed in Mogadishu alone.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100353/A-deadly-Ramadan-in-Somalia
Breaking the poverty trap – the power of cash grants
10 July 2014 (IRIN ), A cash injection of as little as US$12 per month for an impoverished family could determine whether a child eats properly or goes to school or not. With cash transfer programmes around the world now having a profound impact on the lives of poor people, the debate is less about whether to implement them than how to do so.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100326/Breaking-the-poverty-trap-the-power-of-cash-grants
Analysis: Adversity in northern Mali
10 July 2014 (IRIN ), Only just recovering from a brutal Islamist occupation, residents of northern Mali are facing further devastation following recent clashes between separatist rebel forces and government troops. The violence has heightened insecurity, throttled an already difficult aid operation and driven up hunger.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100329/Analysis-Adversity-in-northern-Mali
TB drug resistance signifies failure
9 July 2014 (IRIN ), Tuberculosis control programmes are among the oldest public health campaigns (dating back 125 years) but are not nearly as successful as they should be. Despite effective drugs having been available for over 50 years, TB still kills a million people a year, making it the world's single deadliest infectious disease after AIDS.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100321/TB-drug-resistance-signifies-failure
Calls for media freedom to be included in post-2015 development goals
4 July 2014 (IRIN ), In the debate over the inclusion of media freedom and access to information in the post-2015 development agenda, it is perhaps fitting that it all comes down to language.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100301/Calls-for-media-freedom-to-be-included-in-post-2015-development-goals
How Iraq came apart: a timeline
3 July 2014 (IRIN ), Iraq is experiencing one of largest internal population displacements in the world and on the verge, many experts say, of a return to civil war. IRIN has been reporting on the crisis since it began in Anbar Province more than six months ago. Here, we take a look back at how the country unravelled.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100296/How-Iraq-came-apart-a-timeline
Analysis: Understanding organized crime in Africa
3 July 2014 (IRIN ), Growing concern about the extent to which organized crime is undermining stability and prosperity on the African continent is galvanizing a search for analytical tools and a clamour for more research to understand the contextual forces at play and how best to undermine them.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100298/Analysis-Understanding-organized-crime-in-Africa
Lingering trauma impact of Timor-Leste’s violent past
30 June 2014 (IRIN ), Repeated bouts of violence in Timor Leste’s recent past and a persistent sense of injustice have had a lasting mental health impact, new research shows. Researchers say recovery may require more than therapeutic interventions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100281/Lingering-trauma-impact-of-Timor-Leste-s-violent-past
Gbagbo’s trial: charges and challenges
27 June 2014 (IRIN ), The recent confirmation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that charges against Lauren Gbagbo still stand has reignited criticism about the court’s approach to Côte d’Ivoire and its alleged failure to deal even-handedly with a highly complex post-conflict situation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100271/Gbagbo-s-trial-charges-and-challenges
Madagascar back in the US trade fold
27 June 2014 (IRIN ), As anticipated, the US government has reinstated preferential trade status for Madagascar on its 54th independence day anniversary, providing hope for the country’s embattled economy.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100273/Madagascar-back-in-the-US-trade-fold
Analysis: Looking beyond IGAD in South Sudan
23 June 2014 (IRIN ), The northeast African regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has been working to get the opposing sides in South Sudan to implement the multiple ceasefire and peace process commitments to try to end the crisis in South Sudan, but fighting has continued with little progress towards ending the impasse.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100252/Analysis-Looking-beyond-IGAD-in-South-Sudan
NGOs and the shock of the new
16 June 2014 (IRIN ), The big international aid agencies have been hugely successful. Organizations that were once small civil society operations - groups of friends with a passion to make the world a better place - now have thousands of staff members, multi-storey headquarters buildings and multi-million dollar budgets. But insiders fret that they have become too big and have lost the flexibility and responsiveness they once had.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100221/NGOs-and-the-shock-of-the-new
Guinea-Bissau’s tough post-coup recovery
16 June 2014 (IRIN ), The recent successful holding of legislative and presidential elections has raised hopes that Guinea-Bissau can move closer to the end of a two-year political crisis marked by international isolation and a devastating economic decline.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100222/Guinea-Bissau-s-tough-post-coup-recovery
New Film: Sierra Leone's women behind bars
13 June 2014 (IRIN ), Twelve years after Sierra Leone’s long civil war came to an end, its broken institutions and weak development indicators continue to impact on the lives of its people.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100211/New-Film-Sierra-Leone-s-women-behind-bars
Pledges and boycotts in Mauritania polls
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will face four rival candidates in Mauritania’s 21 June elections, which are being boycotted by the main opposition coalition on grounds that they are a sham and its supporters claiming that the outcome is a foregone conclusion.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100204/Pledges-and-boycotts-in-Mauritania-polls
Aid agencies scramble to support Iraq displaced
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), Cash-strapped aid agencies are scrambling to respond to an escalating humanitarian crisis after Islamist militants seized control of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, forcing an estimated half a million people to flee towards the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in the space of days.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100209/Aid-agencies-scramble-to-support-Iraq-displaced

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