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Does community-driven aid need a makeover?
27 April 2015 (IRIN ), Community-Driven Development (CDD) instinctively makes sense – give people the power to determine and control their own development projects and you get better results, right? Wrong. This briefing explores why, at least in some post-conflict countries, CDD doesn’t deliver as promised.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101404/Does-community-driven-aid-need-a-makeover
Migrant smugglers profit from Libya's chaos
23 April 2015 (IRIN ), Most of the 1,750 migrants to have drowned in the Mediterranean this year were sub-Saharan Africans who boarded smugglers’ boats in Libya. We will never know all their individual stories, but it is possible to retrace their steps through the deserts of Sudan, Chad and Niger to Libya’s porous southern borders, and north to its coastal cities and the beaches where the boats were launched.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101396/Migrant-smugglers-profit-from-Libya-s-chaos
Is Kenya’s security policy the real enemy within?
21 April 2015 (IRIN ), The Kenyan government has threatened to eject 350,000 Somali refugees and even to build a wall along its entire border with Somalia, but perhaps the real enemies within are poor governance and stalled police reforms
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101386/Is-Kenya-s-security-policy-the-real-enemy-within
Europe must stop exporting its migration fears – or face the consequences
13 April 2015 (IRIN ), In a new column, anthropologist and author of "Illegality, Inc." Ruben Andersson of the London School of Economics warns that European Union initiatives to collaborate with African states may fuel irregular migration rather than stem it.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101353/Europe-must-stop-exporting-its-migration-fears-or-face-the-consequences
Oil-rich Delta poses first big test for Nigeria's new leader
9 April 2015 (IRIN ), An early test for Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari is how his incoming administration will handle the volatile oil revenue-generating Delta, where former militia commanders pledged their support to Goodluck Jonathan, their clansman, who was emphatically beaten in the 28 March presidential election.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101342/Oil-rich-Delta-poses-first-big-test-for-Nigeria-s-new-leader
Map: Which countries are doing their fair share for Syria?
31 March 2015 (IRIN ), On Monday Oxfam released a report outlining what each country ought to have given to Syria in 2014 based to the size of their economies. It called this amount their 'fair share' of the $7.7 billion sought for the over three million refugees in neighbouring countries plus millions in need inside the country.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101299/Map-Which-countries-are-doing-their-fair-share-for-Syria
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
Photo Feature: Bulgaria repels asylum seekers at Turkish border
25 March 2015 (IRIN ), Thousands of asylum seekers, many of them from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are being denied entry to the European Union via Turkey’s border with Bulgaria. According to testimonies from asylum seekers, they are not only denied the opportunity to apply for asylum, but turned back by Bulgarian border police and, in many cases, beaten.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101278/Photo-Feature-Bulgaria-repels-asylum-seekers-at-Turkish-border
As Yemen crumbles, civilians brace for the worst
24 March 2015 (IRIN ), As Yemen slides closer to civil war, across the country civilians are preparing. In the southern city of Taiz, thousands have been protesting against the takeover by Houthi rebels while in the capital Sana'a civilians are stocking up on food and water.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101269/As-Yemen-crumbles-civilians-brace-for-the-worst
Syrian aid groups seek greater role
18 March 2015 (IRIN ), Local NGOs and diaspora groups involved in frontline aid delivery in Syria want more recognition from the wider humanitarian community as well as the chance to access direct funding, rather than working merely as silent implementers for international NGOs. Limited communication due in part to language and cultural barriers, but also to concerns around terrorism, has led to parallel and duplicated operations, competition for donor funding, staff poaching and a general feeling of mistrust.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101246/Syrian-aid-groups-seek-greater-role
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
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.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101220/Selective-justice-fears-revived-in-Côte-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?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101215/What-does-the-Boko-Haram-IS-alliance-mean
No shortage of recruits for Boko Haram in Cameroon’s Far North
5 March 2015 (IRIN ), Young people in northern Cameroon, who lack access to school and employment, are increasingly joining the ranks of Boko Haram.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101198/No-shortage-of-recruits-for-Boko-Haram-in-Cameroon-s-Far-North
Boko Haram violence displaces 1.2 million Nigerians
4 March 2015 (IRIN ), More than 1.2 million people have been driven from their homes in northern Nigeria, the vast majority as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency, according to the latest figures released by the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101195/Boko-Haram-violence-displaces-1-2-million-Nigerians
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”.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101187/UK-detention-report-calls-for-radical-shift
Working to keep the peace: The impact of job schemes on ex-rebels
27 February 2015 (IRIN ), Job-creation schemes are the traditional way to tackle the post-conflict problem of unemployed ex-fighters and to reduce the threat they can pose to peace and stability in fragile states.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101170/Working-to-keep-the-peace-The-impact-of-job-schemes-on-ex-rebels
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
IRIN’s Top Picks: Cats, Celebrities, Cold War and Climate Change
26 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/101161/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Cats-Celebrities-Cold-War-and-Climate-Change
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

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