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Conflict in Yemen’s north threatens political transition
24 February 2014 (IRIN ), At least seven months of stop-start clashes in northern Yemen are hampering aid delivery and raising fears that conflict here could derail the country’s political transition process, according to aid workers and analysts.
Unnoticed conflict quietly shatters Pakistan lives
19 February 2014 (IRIN ), In a classroom in a private school in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital city, a group of fifth graders doing their history lessons are adamant when asked a question about conflict.
Analysis: EU aid to Palestinians - help or hindrance?
19 February 2014 (IRIN ), While EU aid to the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) may be averting a major humanitarian crisis, some say it is playing into Israeli hands by supporting the political status quo and freeing Israel of its international obligations. Others say the aid would be better directed elsewhere.
Nepal's renewed hope for truth and reconciliation
17 February 2014 (IRIN ), Victims of Nepal’s armed conflict from 1996 to 2006 have expressed the hope that a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) could finally become a reality under the country’s new Constituent Assembly (CA) and prime minister.
Pakistan’s Bugti return home after nine years’ displacement
13 February 2014 (IRIN ), Eighty-year-old Bakhtia Khan has finally gone home to Dera Bugt in Balochistan, Pakistan, after having fled nearly nine years ago during clashes between the army and Bugti tribal fighters.
Cameroon and Nigeria take on task of laying down a border
12 February 2014 (IRIN ), Twelve years after an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling demarcated the Cameroon-Nigeria border, the UN and the governments of Cameroon and Nigeria are making headway in physically laying down the border and helping develop the long-marginalized oil-rich Bakassi region. But while many positive lessons can be drawn from the Nigeria-Cameroon demarcation process, when it comes to development, there remains much work to do, say Bakassi residents.
Time to rekindle Timbuktu's flame
12 February 2014 (IRIN ), The ‘Flamme de la Paix’ monument lies on the northwestern outskirts of Timbukutu, Mali. There, on 27 March 1996, hundreds of weapons were symbolically destroyed, and representatives from the Malian government and Tuareg rebel movements promised to promote peace and reconciliation in a region wracked by bitter conflict.
Moving beyond the ICC impasse
7 February 2014 (IRIN ), The International Criminal Court's (ICC) case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, long beset by controversies and delays, has heightened tensions between the ICC and the African Union (AU). But while dropping the case could alleviate friction, some say it may also erode the power of the court, which to date has only issued one judgement.
Argentina's forensic anthropology is finding 'disappeared ones'
5 February 2014 (IRIN ), In the decades since a brutal military crackdown in Argentina in the late 1970s, when thousands of disappearances occurred, the country has been driven by activist pressure to become a global leader in forensic anthropology, a field that holds lessons for other post-conflict countries trying to identify missing people, say experts.
Violence grinds healthcare to a halt in Nigeria's Borno State
5 February 2014 (IRIN ), Persistent attacks by Boko Haram (BH) militants in Nigeria's Borno State have forced dozens of clinics to shut down and hundreds of doctors to flee, leaving many residents to seek medical attention across the border in Cameroon, health professionals and residents told IRIN.

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