Governance

TB drug resistance signifies failure

LONDON, 9 July 2014 (IRIN Africa) - Tuberculosis control programmes are among the oldest public health campaigns (dating back 125 years) but are not nearly as successful as they should be. Despite effective drugs having been available for over 50 years, TB still kills a million people a year, making it the world's single deadliest infectious disease after AIDS. full report

Calls for media freedom to be included in post-2015 development goals

NEW YORK, 4 July 2014 (IRIN Global) - In the debate over the inclusion of media freedom and access to information in the post-2015 development agenda, it is perhaps fitting that it all comes down to language. full report

How Iraq came apart: a timeline

DUBAI, 3 July 2014 (IRIN Middle East) - Iraq is experiencing one of largest internal population displacements in the world and on the verge, many experts say, of a return to civil war. IRIN has been reporting on the crisis since it began in Anbar Province more than six months ago. Here, we take a look back at how the country unravelled. full report

Analysis: Understanding organized crime in Africa

NEW YORK, 3 July 2014 (IRIN Global) - Growing concern about the extent to which organized crime is undermining stability and prosperity on the African continent is galvanizing a search for analytical tools and a clamour for more research to understand the contextual forces at play and how best to undermine them. full report

Lingering trauma impact of Timor-Leste’s violent past

DILI, 30 June 2014 (IRIN Asia) - Repeated bouts of violence in Timor Leste’s recent past and a persistent sense of injustice have had a lasting mental health impact, new research shows. Researchers say recovery may require more than therapeutic interventions. full report

Gbagbo’s trial: charges and challenges

ABIDJAN, 27 June 2014 (IRIN Africa) - The recent confirmation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that charges against Lauren Gbagbo still stand has reignited criticism about the court’s approach to Côte d’Ivoire and its alleged failure to deal even-handedly with a highly complex post-conflict situation. full report

Madagascar back in the US trade fold

ANTANANARIVO, 27 June 2014 (IRIN Africa) - As anticipated, the US government has reinstated preferential trade status for Madagascar on its 54th independence day anniversary, providing hope for the country’s embattled economy. full report

Analysis: Looking beyond IGAD in South Sudan

NAIROBI, 23 June 2014 (IRIN Africa) - The northeast African regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has been working to get the opposing sides in South Sudan to implement the multiple ceasefire and peace process commitments to try to end the crisis in South Sudan, but fighting has continued with little progress towards ending the impasse. full report

NGOs and the shock of the new

LONDON, 16 June 2014 (IRIN Global) - The big international aid agencies have been hugely successful. Organizations that were once small civil society operations - groups of friends with a passion to make the world a better place - now have thousands of staff members, multi-storey headquarters buildings and multi-million dollar budgets. But insiders fret that they have become too big and have lost the flexibility and responsiveness they once had. full report

Guinea-Bissau’s tough post-coup recovery

BISSAU, 16 June 2014 (IRIN Africa) - The recent successful holding of legislative and presidential elections has raised hopes that Guinea-Bissau can move closer to the end of a two-year political crisis marked by international isolation and a devastating economic decline. full report

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