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Ugandan rebel leader’s arrest a shot in the arm for justice
30 April 2015 (IRIN ), The arrest in Tanzania of the leader of one of the longest-standing insurgencies in Africa’s Great Lakes region marks a step forward for justice and accountability but is unlikely to bring an end to the transnational network he leads.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101432/Ugandan-rebel-leader-s-arrest-a-shot-in-the-arm-for-justice
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
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
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
South Africa’s xenophobia problem: dispelling the myths
21 April 2015 (IRIN ), Xenophobia doesn’t exist in isolation. It needs social problems and economic hardship to flourish. After an upsurge in violence in Durban and Johannesburg that has claimed seven lives and forced more than 5,000 people to flee their homes, here’s a look at South Africa’s long history of xenophobia and some of the misconceptions that have been allowed to take root.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101384/South-Africa-s-xenophobia-problem-dispelling-the-myths
Why are humanitarians so WEIRD?
15 April 2015 (IRIN ), In his latest column, recovering aid worker Paul Currion argues that humanitarian organisations are fundamentally WEIRD - Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. Unless that changes, he says, they will always struggle to understand the communities in which they work.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101314/Why-are-humanitarians-so-WEIRD
The new buzzword in aid – and why agencies are slow to act
9 April 2015 (IRIN ), 'Urban' is a new buzzword in humanitarian circles, but aid agencies, accustomed to working in more remote war zones or in the aftermath of natural disasters, have been slow to turn it into action
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101343/The-new-buzzword-in-aid-and-why-agencies-are-slow-to-act
Hear it from the people: What's wrong in the Central African Republic?
8 April 2015 (IRIN ), The ordinary people of the Central African Republic are finally having their say after years of conflict. Grassroots 'consultations' have been acting as a prelude to a reconciliation forum aimed at forging lasting peace
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101338/Hear-it-from-the-people-What-s-wrong-in-the-Central-African-Republic
Going cold Turkey: African migrants in Istanbul see hopes turn sour
20 March 2015 (IRIN ), In a nondescript cafe in one of Istanbul's more rundown neighbourhoods, migrants from Africa watch a Congolese soccer match as Afro-pop music blasts in the background.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101259/Going-cold-Turkey-African-migrants-in-Istanbul-see-hopes-turn-sour
Beyond the outbreak: leading expert on what the Ebola crisis can teach us
19 March 2015 (IRIN ), What lessons can be drawn from the Ebola crisis? Epidemiologist Jimmy Whitworth talks to IRIN about treatment, prevention, “research windows,” and how little has changed since an 1854 cholera epidemic.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101256/Beyond-the-outbreak-leading-expert-on-what-the-Ebola-crisis-can-teach-us
Cautious welcome for new OCHA chief
10 March 2015 (IRIN ), The newly named UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien will take the reins of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs from Valerie Amos in May. His appointment has been met with cautious optimism, but questions about UN selection processes remain.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101216/Cautious-welcome-for-new-OCHA-chief
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.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101182/ICC-Uganda-visit-prompts-fresh-calls-for-state-crimes-probe
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
Why was the UN sidelined in "joint" DRC operation against rebels?
26 February 2015 (IRIN ), This week, a long-awaited military offensive began against a Rwandan rebel group based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It had been planned as a joint operation between Congolese government forces and a unique combat unit of United Nations peacekeepers. But by the time the gunfire began on Tuesday, the partnership had broken down and the UN had been side-lined.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101164/Why-was-the-UN-sidelined-in-joint-DRC-operation-against-rebels
Game of Drones
24 February 2015 (IRIN ), In his latest column, recovering aid worker Paul Currion asks whether the debate over the use of drones misses a fundamental point: Does their very nature compromise humanitarian principles?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101156/Game-of-Drones
Who celebrity advocates are really targeting. And it’s not you.
13 February 2015 (IRIN ), In recent years, aid agencies have increasingly used celebrities to raise awareness and money for their causes. There’s just one problem: It doesn’t actually work.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101122/Who-celebrity-advocates-are-really-targeting-And-it-s-not-you
Why South Sudan’s children are fighting again
12 February 2015 (IRIN ), Thousands of children are fighting with government and rebel forces in South Sudan, reversing a painstaking demobilization program and fanning calls for war crimes trials as a better way to protect minors from recruitment.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101125/Why-South-Sudan-s-children-are-fighting-again
Sexual violence in conflict – what use is the law?
30 January 2015 (IRIN ), Through conflict after conflict, sexual violence persists, not just as individual crimes but as a weapon of war. In short, sexual violence persists because it is effective.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101068/Sexual-violence-in-conflict-what-use-is-the-law
IRIN’s Top Picks: Gates Foundation, Afghanistan and the Holocaust
29 January 2015 (IRIN ), Our 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/101062/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Gates-Foundation-Afghanistan-and-the-Holocaust
Much aid, little long-term impact in DRC
27 January 2015 (IRIN ), Amid donor cutbacks and camp closures, aid agencies are questioning the sustainable impact of humanitarian response in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and calling for an overhaul of aid delivery.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101053/Much-aid-little-long-term-impact-in-DRC

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