Governance

Prisons ignoring the rights of Ivorian youth

ABIDJAN, 21 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Hundreds of children in Cote d'Ivoire are living among adult prisoners in detention centres as they await trial. full report

The identity crisis frustrating Nepal's quake survivors

MAILUNG , 21 May 2015 (IRIN Asia) - Mento Ghale did what any parent would do when Nepal’s 25 April earthquake struck her village of Mailung: she grabbed the children and got them out of the house as quickly as she could. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Migration, private sector and Twitter Jihad

DUBAI, 15 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - This week's Top Picks include a look at migration through a capitalist lens, Islamic State's use of social media, a take on the UK election, and an examination of aid to post-conflict states. full report

Zimbabwe plunges towards a food crisis

Mhondoro-Ngezi , 14 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Farisai Moyo was hoping for a bumper harvest this year, but all he has to show for his hard work is a field of wilted maize – the result of a prolonged dry spell across much of Zimbabwe that is likely to tip the country into food crisis full report

What now for Burundi? Five key risks

NAIROBI, 14 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - 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. full report

Bringing drones down to earth

KATHMANDU, 12 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - Disaster coverage now seems incomplete without amazing drone footage of the damage, accompanied by effusive media reports on the technological wizardry of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their humanitarian application. But is that really the story? Here’s a look at the evolution needed for them to better fulfill their potential. full report

Latin America faces up to urban ‘war’

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, 11 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - From the privileged setting of World Economic Forum talks in an exclusive, well-protected hotel in Mexico, the crime rocking Latin American cities can seem like a remote problem. But unrivalled urban growth and rampant violence are making the issue increasingly hard for leaders to ignore. full report

Nepal quake fund move is PR fiasco*

NAIROBI, 5 May 2015 (IRIN Asia) - The Nepalese government’s decision to route earthquake donations through the bank account of the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund has been a public relations disaster, introducing suspicions about the politicisation of aid even if there is no evidence of foul play. full report

Who are the Imbonerakure and is Burundi unravelling?*

BUJUMBURA, 28 April 2015 (IRIN Africa) - 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: full report

Does community-driven aid need a makeover?

NAIROBI, 27 April 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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. full report

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