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Mistrust of government spurs Ebola spread
3 September 2014 (IRIN ), Decades of corruption, deep-rooted mistrust of government and weak public services in Liberia have hastened the spread of the Ebola virus, and much more needs to be done to bridge a communication gap between government and citizens, say civil society groups and analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100568/Mistrust-of-government-spurs-Ebola-spread
Concern over World Bank proposals to roll back safeguards for indigenous people
3 September 2014 (IRIN ), Activists warn of a harmful regression in the World Bank's safeguard policies, claiming that proposed changes being considered this autumn could weaken the rights of indigenous people, and others in danger of displacement and abuse as a result of Bank-funded development projects.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100569/Concern-over-World-Bank-proposals-to-roll-back-safeguards-for-indigenous-people
Gaza blockade - no signs of loosening
2 September 2014 (IRIN ), Nearly a week after a ceasefire agreement that was believed to include the partially lifting of the blockade on Gaza, no restrictions have been eased, say humanitarians and border guards.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100567/Gaza-blockade-no-signs-of-loosening
Red Cross to Kenyatta: send troops to quell clan clashes
1 September 2014 (IRIN ), Frustrated by a resurgence of intercommunal conflict, Kenya's top humanitarian official has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to make good on a threat to deploy the army in perennially restive areas in the country's northeast.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100562/Red-Cross-to-Kenyatta-send-troops-to-quell-clan-clashes
Sri Lanka suggests moves to investigate war-time missing
29 August 2014 (IRIN ), Sri Lanka's government has given its strongest indication to date that it will go beyond enumerating missing persons from it 26-year civil war and investigate the circumstances of their disappearance. Activists, however, remain skeptical, pointing to the administration's history of empty gestures.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100550/Sri-Lanka-suggests-moves-to-investigate-war-time-missing
Blood woes in Burundi
27 August 2014 (IRIN ), Budget cuts and bureaucracy have been blamed for blood shortages which have claimed several lives in Burundi and led to calls for an overhaul of the transfusion system.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100544/Blood-woes-in-Burundi
South Sudan’s child soldiers - a step backwards
25 August 2014 (IRIN ), The government of South Sudan signed an Action Plan with the UN in 2012 to end the use of child soldiers but there is evidence the ongoing conflict is eroding any gains achieved.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100534/South-Sudan-s-child-soldiers-a-step-backwards
Analysis: Iraq's forgotten displaced
22 August 2014 (IRIN ), In recent weeks the world’s attention has fixed on the plight of the Christians and Yezidis of northern Iraq as hundreds of thousands have fled advancing Islamic militants to the semi-autonomous Kurdistan. Yet across the country the same number again of Iraqis have fled their homes to other regions, receiving far less attention and support.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100524/Analysis-Iraq-s-forgotten-displaced
South Africa opens space for traditional rulers to claim land
21 August 2014 (IRIN ), The pace of land reform in South Africa has long been criticized as too slow, but experts and black South Africans still awaiting restitution, fear that the recent reopening of the land claims process may not only delay outstanding claims further but could actually reverse the limited progress that has been made in restoring land to those dispossessed by Apartheid-era policies.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100525/South-Africa-opens-space-for-traditional-rulers-to-claim-land
Paul*, gay rights campaigner in DRC: “They said I was the Antichrist”
18 August 2014 (IRIN ), Homosexuality may, unusually for an African country, be legal in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the time being, but gay people there also face the ostracism, stigma and exploitation, according to Paul* 27-year-old the co-founder of a gay rights organization in the eastern South Kivu Province.
http://www.irinnews.org/HOV/100509/Paul-gay-rights-campaigner-in-DRC-They-said-I-was-the-Antichrist

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