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Selective justice fears revived in Côte d'Ivoire
11 March 2015 (IRIN ), The sentencing of Côte d'Ivoire’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, could reignite longstanding tensions in the country, where social, ethnic and religious divides have run deep for more than a decade.ôte-d-Ivoire
What does the Boko Haram/IS alliance mean?
10 March 2015 (IRIN ), Nigeria’s insurgent group Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad (People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad), better known as Boko Haram, has declared allegiance to Islamic State (IS), the group formerly known as ISIS. While commentators – perhaps some with the benefit of hindsight - say this had been on the cards, what does it actually mean?
What dissident’s jailbreak means for a tense Burundi
9 March 2015 (IRIN ), The escape from jail this month of Burundian politician Hussein Radjabu, which was well organised with outside assistance, adds to the uncertainty and tension in the run-up to a presidential election.
Hungary reacts to migrant influx
9 March 2015 (IRIN ), Soaring numbers of migrants and asylum seekers are using Hungary’s border with Serbia as a gateway into the European Union, sparking a backlash from senior Hungarian government officials who said they would crack down on the influx.
South Sudan's delayed peace means no justice for war crime victims
6 March 2015 (IRIN ), Regional negotiators had warned that yesterday was the "last chance" for South Sudan's warring parties to reach a resolution, but even a renewed threat of sanctions from the international community was not enough to bring the two sides to an agreement.
What refugees really think of aid agencies
5 March 2015 (IRIN ), Aid agencies are partial, unaccountable and potentially corrupt, and they fail to meet people's most pressing needs, according to a new report based on focus group interviews with refugees and other aid recipients in the Middle East. Other concerns included a lack of consultation about people’s needs, a failure to protect the most vulnerable, confusion over which agency was responsible for what, duplicated aid, as well as instances where help was perceived to be withheld or prioritised due to political or religious affiliation.
UK detention report calls for "radical shift"
3 March 2015 (IRIN ), Following a parliamentary inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the UK, a cross-party panel of MPs has released a hard-hitting report calling for major reforms of a system it describes as “expensive, ineffective and unjust”.
ICC Uganda visit prompts fresh calls for state "crimes" probe
2 March 2015 (IRIN ), The International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s visit to Uganda has prompted fresh calls for the tribunal to investigate atrocities allegedly committed by government forces fighting the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency in the north of the country.
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.
NIGERIA: Boko Haram death toll over 2,000 for January
2 February 2015 (IRIN ), Even with the contested figures of the attacks around Baga in early January, Nigeria faces a grim civilian death toll, mainly due to Boko Haram attacks. Nigeria would still be number one without the Baga killings in early January, around which figures vary wildly.

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