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IRIN’s Top Picks: Obsessions, omissions and repetitions
29 May 2015 (IRIN ), This week our Top Picks include a lament about the gap between tweets and action, a critique of unethical reporting of rape in Iraq, an analysis of opaque funding channels, an overview of NGO challenges in Syria and a detailed look at progress made since the 2006 signing of the Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101559/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Obsessions-omissions-and-repetitions
Food worries widen in Mauritania
26 May 2015 (IRIN ), More than 465,000 people in Mauritania, where lean season is already underway, are expected to face severe food insecurity by June, due in large part to last year's poor harvests.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101544/Food-worries-widen-in-Mauritania
Prisons ignoring the rights of Ivorian youth
21 May 2015 (IRIN ), Hundreds of children in Cote d'Ivoire are living among adult prisoners in detention centres as they await trial.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101524/Prisons-ignoring-the-rights-of-Ivorian-youth
The identity crisis frustrating Nepal's quake survivors
21 May 2015 (IRIN ), Mento Ghale did what any parent would do when Nepal’s 25 April earthquake struck her village of Mailung: she grabbed the children and got them out of the house as quickly as she could.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101525/The-identity-crisis-frustrating-Nepal-s-quake-survivors
IRIN’s Top Picks: Migration, private sector and Twitter Jihad
15 May 2015 (IRIN ), This week's Top Picks include a look at migration through a capitalist lens, Islamic State's use of social media, a take on the UK election, and an examination of aid to post-conflict states.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101500/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Migration-private-sector-and-Twitter-Jihad
Zimbabwe plunges towards a food crisis
14 May 2015 (IRIN ), Farisai Moyo was hoping for a bumper harvest this year, but all he has to show for his hard work is a field of wilted maize – the result of a prolonged dry spell across much of Zimbabwe that is likely to tip the country into food crisis
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101496/Zimbabwe-plunges-towards-a-food-crisis
What now for Burundi? Five key risks
14 May 2015 (IRIN ), Hours before an army general in Burundi announced he had ousted President Pierre Nkurunziza, a group of experts were making predictions before a packed audience in Nairobi. They turned out right. Here's what else they're warning of.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101497/What-now-for-Burundi-Five-key-risks
Bringing drones down to earth
12 May 2015 (IRIN ), Disaster coverage now seems incomplete without amazing drone footage of the damage, accompanied by effusive media reports on the technological wizardry of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their humanitarian application. But is that really the story? Here’s a look at the evolution needed for them to better fulfill their potential.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101481/Bringing-drones-down-to-earth
Latin America faces up to urban ‘war’
11 May 2015 (IRIN ), From the privileged setting of World Economic Forum talks in an exclusive, well-protected hotel in Mexico, the crime rocking Latin American cities can seem like a remote problem. But unrivalled urban growth and rampant violence are making the issue increasingly hard for leaders to ignore.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101475/Latin-America-faces-up-to-urban-war
Nepal quake fund move is PR fiasco*
5 May 2015 (IRIN ), The Nepalese government’s decision to route earthquake donations through the bank account of the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund has been a public relations disaster, introducing suspicions about the politicisation of aid even if there is no evidence of foul play.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101452/Nepal-quake-fund-move-is-PR-fiasco
Who are the Imbonerakure and is Burundi unravelling?*
28 April 2015 (IRIN ), There are widespread reports that the youth wing of Burundi's ruling party, known as the Imbonerakure, are waging a campaign of intimidation and violence to help President Pierre Nkurunziza win a third term in June elections. Here's a look at the origins of the group and the fast-evolving situation in a country still on edge after a brutal 12-year civil war:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101418/Who-are-the-Imbonerakure-and-is-Burundi-unravelling
Does community-driven aid need a makeover?
27 April 2015 (IRIN ), Community-Driven Development (CDD) instinctively makes sense – give people the power to determine and control their own development projects and you get better results, right? Wrong. This briefing explores why, at least in some post-conflict countries, CDD doesn’t deliver as promised.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101404/Does-community-driven-aid-need-a-makeover
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
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
IRIN’s Top Picks: Aid flows, education and North Korea
10 April 2015 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's weekly assortment of journalism and research about the humanitarian world that piqued our interest.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101348/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Aid-flows-education-and-North-Korea
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
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
Nigerians the winners in tense election
31 March 2015 (IRIN ), Nigeria's presidential election has been won by Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler who becomes the first opposition leader ever to unseat an incumbent. Will an election whose result has been accepted by the defeated president, Goodluck Jonathan, help to heal Nigeria's deep divisions?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101306/Nigerians-the-winners-in-tense-election
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

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