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Sexual violence in conflict – what use is the law?

LONDON, 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. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Gates Foundation, Afghanistan and the Holocaust

DUBAI, 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. full report

Much aid, little long-term impact in DRC

NAIROBI, 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. full report

From jungle to justice: LRA at The Hague

NAIROBI, 26 January 2015 (IRIN) - 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

In the UN’s gun sights: one of DRC’s most infamous rebel groups

NAIROBI, 23 January 2015 (IRIN) - UN troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo are set to launch an offensive against one of the oldest insurgencies in the east of the country. But who exactly are the targets of the operation? full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: IDPs, Yemen, War Pillage and Ebola

DUBAI, 22 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. full report

Violence, arrests and mistrust ahead of Burundi polls

BUJUMBURA, 16 January 2015 (IRIN) - This year's polls are supposed to move Burundi further away from a conflict-blighted past towards stable democracy. But a major battle with unidentified rebels, the arrest of politicians and increasing mistrust between the government and opposition are creating a tense electoral climate. full report

Nice and dirty – the importance of soil

NAIROBI, 16 January 2015 (IRIN) - Be it laterite, loam, peat or clay, soil is life. It's the foundation of food security, and so the UN has declared 2015 as the year to draw attention to the stuff. full report

CAR data - a crisis in numbers

BANGUI, 12 January 2015 (IRIN) - Over the last year, violence has continued across the Central African Republic (CAR) despite multiple cessations of hostilities agreements and attempts to end the conflict. IRIN looks at the impact of the internal conflict in numbers. full report

IRIN's Top Picks – Ebola, CAR and sustainable development

DUBAI, 8 January 2015 (IRIN) - Every week 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. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. full report
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