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Will Washington surrender in the War on Drugs?
26 February 2015 (IRIN ), The news this week that Jamaica is decriminalizing marijuana for personal use is the latest step in a global trend towards rethinking drug policy. For decades the international consensus has focused on criminalization and interdiction, but the approach has not only failed to stem drug production and use, it has also had a devastating impact on communities and individual lives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101165/Will-Washington-surrender-in-the-War-on-Drugs
The World Humanitarian Summit: Talking shop or game changer?
25 February 2015 (IRIN ), With just over one year to go until the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, aid workers say the consultations so far have broadly succeeded at engaging an unprecedented spectrum of voices, but many fear the process still lacks any clear framework for turning talk into action. IRIN takes a look at the WHS preparations and some of the key issues emerging from the consultation process.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101157/The-World-Humanitarian-Summit-Talking-shop-or-game-changer
Boko Haram takes aim at Nigeria's elections
25 February 2015 (IRIN ), Three bomb explosions in the space of two days in northern Nigeria signal a resumption of urban terror tactics by Boko Haram, a jihadist group that wants to demonstrate it is still a force to be reckoned with despite recent military setbacks, according to analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101159/Boko-Haram-takes-aim-at-Nigeria-s-elections
Three words of advice for WHO Africa's new chief
24 February 2015 (IRIN ), WHO’s new regional director for Africa faces a tough road ahead, as she attempts to restore confidence in the organization following failures to act more quickly during the Ebola outbreak.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101153/Three-words-of-advice-for-WHO-Africa-s-new-chief
IRIN’s Top Picks: Journalists, fragile states and remote management
19 February 2015 (IRIN ), Our global network of specialist correspondents share some of their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101143/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Journalists-fragile-states-and-remote-management
How UK detention policy worsens migrants’ mental health
6 February 2015 (IRIN ), This month, the UK parliament is due to release findings of an inquiry into the detention of migrants and asylum seekers, prompted by high profile incidents of sexual abuse and deaths. Unlimited immigration detention contributes to – and can even cause – lasting mental health problems among detainees.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101102/How-UK-detention-policy-worsens-migrants-mental-health
What's behind the kidnappings in CAR?
3 February 2015 (IRIN ), In recent weeks more than 20 people have been kidnapped in the Central African Republic, including a priest, an aid worker and even a government minister. While most were quickly released, the incidents have led to fears they are part of a plot to derail national peace talks.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101086/What-s-behind-the-kidnappings-in-CAR
Ebola - is culture the real killer?
29 January 2015 (IRIN ), “African culture” – cute if you’re a tourist, catastrophic when you want to put a lid on Ebola, or so some international health experts and media coverage of the outbreak would have us believe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101064/Ebola-is-culture-the-real-killer
From jungle to justice: LRA at The Hague
26 January 2015 (IRIN ), Almost 10 years after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against him, Dominic Ongwen, a senior member of the Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group, finally appeared in The Hague today. IRIN looks back at its LRA coverage over the years.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101048/From-jungle-to-justice-LRA-at-The-Hague
After Ebola: What next for West Africa’s health systems
26 January 2015 (IRIN ), As rates of Ebola infection fall in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone planning has begun on how to rebuild public health systems and learn lessons from the outbreak.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101046/After-Ebola-What-next-for-West-Africa-s-health-systems
We saw what you did - satellites and human rights
23 January 2015 (IRIN ), The shocking satellite imagery of the destruction in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga and nearby villages earlier this month provided graphic evidence of the extent of the crimes by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram when they stormed in.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101038/We-saw-what-you-did-satellites-and-human-rights
Violence, arrests and mistrust ahead of Burundi polls
16 January 2015 (IRIN ), This year's polls are supposed to move Burundi further away from a conflict-blighted past towards stable democracy. But a major battle with unidentified rebels, the arrest of politicians and increasing mistrust between the government and opposition are creating a tense electoral climate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101018/Violence-arrests-and-mistrust-ahead-of-Burundi-polls
Nice and dirty – the importance of soil
16 January 2015 (IRIN ), Be it laterite, loam, peat or clay, soil is life. It's the foundation of food security, and so the UN has declared 2015 as the year to draw attention to the stuff.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101019/Nice-and-dirty-the-importance-of-soil
Nigerian lives matter - the Baga controversy
15 January 2015 (IRIN ), Two thousand killed or 150? Controversy surrounds the death toll in the northern Nigerian town of Baga following an attack in early January by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101008/Nigerian-lives-matter-the-Baga-controversy
Boko Haram and Nigeria's future - five key questions answered*
13 January 2015 (IRIN ), The terrible news keeps on coming from Nigeria’s embattled northeast. Two suspected child suicide bombers reportedly blew themselves up in a crowded market on Sunday – the second such attack in two days linked to Boko Haram in which young girls were strapped with explosives. Meanwhile, the Islamic extremist group has maintained the momentum of its more conventional attacks, capturing the town of Baga last week on the border with Chad and deliberately executing civilians (earlier reports of up to 2,000 dead by Amnesty International have been disputed by the military. But the true figure remains unknown).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101000/Boko-Haram-and-Nigeria-s-future-five-key-questions-answered
Striving for peace in CAR
7 January 2015 (IRIN ), Civil society and religious organisations in the Central African Republic are working to rebuild trust and harmony in a country fraught with ethnic and religious animosity since the overthrow of President François Bozizé in March 2013.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100975/Striving-for-peace-in-CAR
Kenya's security act threatens refugees
5 January 2015 (IRIN ), Human rights groups are warning that Kenya's controversial Security Amendment Act still poses a threat to refugees' rights despite a high court decision on Friday that suspends parts of the bill for 30 days pending a full court hearing.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100987/Kenya-s-security-act-threatens-refugees
Burning issues facing Sri Lanka ahead of January polls
16 December 2014 (IRIN ), As Sri Lanka gears up for a presidential election five years after the end a long separatist rebellion, the country, especially the war-scarred north, faces a raft of unresolved chronic problems. Analysts regard many of them as long-term drivers of conflict.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100946/Burning-issues-facing-Sri-Lanka-ahead-of-January-polls
Timor-Leste's judicial lurch could worsen domestic violence trauma
15 December 2014 (IRIN ), Timor-Leste's efforts to reduce the prevalence of domestic gender-based violence through criminalization and prosecution, already hampered by a general lack of trust in the formal court system, have suffered a fresh setback with the enforced departure of 11 foreign judicial staff who had played a key role in delivering justice in rural areas.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100942/Timor-Leste-s-judicial-lurch-could-worsen-domestic-violence-trauma
South Africa's controversial new asylum form
11 December 2014 (IRIN ), Refugee advocates in South Africa have reacted with dismay and skepticism to a planned revamp of the asylum application process which the government says is designed to distinguish economic migrants from people with a bona fide case for refugee status.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100935/South-Africa-s-controversial-new-asylum-form

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