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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
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
Hope and fear: Kyrgyz migrants in Russia
24 April 2015 (IRIN ), In Kyrgyzstan, about a fifth of the population works in Russia. A combination of tougher rules and growing hostility to migrants is making life increasingly difficult. Yet next month brings a new trade agreement - and new hope.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101398/Hope-and-fear-Kyrgyz-migrants-in-Russia
Forced separation: life inside Myanmar's Rohingya and Buddhist camps
23 April 2015 (IRIN ), The Myanmar government is collecting temporary identification cards from the minority Rohingya community in the western state of Rakhine, which was riven by violence between Muslims and Buddhists in 2012. Some 140,000 Rohingya and about 10,000 Buddhists still live in separate camps set up in the wake of the conflict. Three years on, IRIN finds conditions grim and attitudes entrenched.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101392/Forced-separation-life-inside-Myanmar-s-Rohingya-and-Buddhist-camps
How fragile is Burundi's peace?
22 April 2015 (IRIN ), With 12,000 Burundians now taking refuge abroad, concern is growing that the fragile peace of the last decade could shatter if President Pierre Nkurunziza continues to pursue his controversial bid for a third term in June elections. Refugees allege a campaign of intimidation from ruling party thugs and the US State Department is already talking about a "climate of fear"
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101390/How-fragile-is-Burundi-s-peace
Young Iraqis bridging the sectarian divide
15 April 2015 (IRIN ), Islamic State militants play on sectarian division as they tear Iraq apart, but a group of young Iraqi “citizen ambassadors” is trying to mend the damage by promoting a message of tolerance and peace.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101366/Young-Iraqis-bridging-the-sectarian-divide
Somali refugees feel remittance pain after Kenya attack
10 April 2015 (IRIN ), Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees are among those hardest hit by Kenya’s closure of money remittance firms in the wake of the 2 April shooting of at least 147 university students in Garissa by Al-Shabab militants
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101352/Somali-refugees-feel-remittance-pain-after-Kenya-attack
Nigeria's election - "anything fit happen"
27 March 2015 (IRIN ), Nigeria is increasingly tense in the countdown to presidential elections on Saturday. President Goodluck Jonathan is facing an exceptionally strong challenge from former military ruler, General Muhammadu Buhari. Never has a presidential race been so close, and with that the risk of major political violence increases.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101289/Nigeria-s-election-anything-fit-happen
Taking the long run in Palestine
26 March 2015 (IRIN ), Three thousand people are preparing to run tomorrow in annual 'Right to Movement' marathon in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. IRIN's Annie Slemrod is among them.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101280/Taking-the-long-run-in-Palestine
Nigerian police neglect widows of cops slain by Boko Haram - study
12 March 2015 (IRIN ), The Nigerian Police Force is not only failing to pay all the financial benefits owed to the families of their men killed in action against Boko Haram militants, but in some cases sexual favours and kickbacks have been demanded of the widows in return for the dues they did receive, according to new research in the northern city of Kano’s police command.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101224/Nigerian-police-neglect-widows-of-cops-slain-by-Boko-Haram-study

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