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In photos: A decade on, effects of Uganda's war linger

NAIROBI, 30 January 2015 (IRIN Africa) - A senior commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court this week to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Although the LRA has not been active in northern Uganda for a decade, the effects of their 20-year war with the government linger on. full report

Sexual violence in conflict – what use is the law?

LONDON, 30 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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. full report

Aid under fire: A timeline of MSF's withdrawal

NAIROBI, 30 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - Médecins Sans Frontières has been among the highest risk-taking NGOs since it was founded in 1971, with its staff routinely putting their lives on the line in the midst of hostilities. Yet sometimes they have to withdraw - either to protect their independence or security. full report

Sri Lanka's NGOs test limits of new freedoms

MANNAR, 28 January 2015 (IRIN Asia) - The surprise victory of Maithripala Sirisena in Sri Lanka's recent presidential election could signal an easing of restrictions on NGOs and activists working in the conflict-scarred north. Early indications suggest the highly sensitive issue of the thousands still missing after the end of the war is now no longer politically taboo. But will the new space for discussion lead to concrete action? full report

Much aid, little long-term impact in DRC

NAIROBI, 27 January 2015 (IRIN Africa) - 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. full report

Ebolanomics - the search for a vaccine

LONDON, 27 January 2015 (IRIN Africa) - After years of ignoring the disease, pharmaceutical companies are racing to produce an effective vaccine for Ebola, using plenty of public money. Now questions are being raised about ethics and accountability. full report

Inside Libya's ghost town

BIN JAWAD, 27 January 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - As talks to end the Libyan civil war continue in Geneva, IRIN visits the frontline of the fight between the country's two governments. full report

After Ebola: What next for West Africa’s health systems

NAIROBI, 26 January 2015 (IRIN Africa) - As rates of Ebola infection fall in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone planning has begun on how to rebuild public health systems and learn lessons from the outbreak. full report

The real winners of Greece's elections: refugees

ATHENS, 26 January 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - The coming to power of a far-left party in Greece threatens to cause havoc for Europe's economy. But the landmark election could have a very positive effect for the thousands of refugees who arrive in the country every year. full report

From jungle to justice: LRA at The Hague

NAIROBI, 26 January 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Almost 10 years after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against him, Dominic Ongwen, a senior member of the Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group, finally appeared in The Hague today. IRIN looks back at its LRA coverage over the years. full report
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