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UN Watchdog blasts Iraq over IDP treatment

DUBAI, 19 May 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - A UN watchdog has blasted the Iraqi authorities for their failure to adequately support and protect the nearly three million people displaced within its borders by the so-called Islamic State, citing examples of restricted movement, detention without due process and an ad hoc approach to aid delivery. full report

Lawyers see detainees in South Africa ‘xenophobia’ storm

JOHANNESBURG, 15 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Human rights lawyers are interviewing hundreds of migrants rounded up last week in night raids by South African police, trying to ascertain if they should be exempt from deportation. 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

Boko Haram attacks spark education crisis in Cameroon

MAROUA, Cameroon, 12 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Cross-border attacks by Boko Haram in northern Cameroon have led to the closure of more than 120 schools and halted the education of tens of thousands of children displaced by the violence. 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

How serious are Guinea protests?

CONAKRY, 5 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - There appears to be little appetite for the Guinean opposition’s promised campaign of civil disobedience. However, deep-rooted ethnic tensions, suspicions over Ebola and simmering resentment for the security forces could still see pre-election protests boil over. full report

Kenya backpedals on closure of Somali refugee camp

NAIROBI, 29 April 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Kenya appears to have softened its stance on the imminent closure of a camp hosting more than a third of a million Somali refugees, weeks after the deputy president announced it would happen within three months, in a reaction to the massacre at Garissa University. 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

Migrant smugglers profit from Libya's chaos

TRIPOLI, 23 April 2015 (IRIN Global) - Most of the 1,750 migrants to have drowned in the Mediterranean this year were sub-Saharan Africans who boarded smugglers’ boats in Libya. We will never know all their individual stories, but it is possible to retrace their steps through the deserts of Sudan, Chad and Niger to Libya’s porous southern borders, and north to its coastal cities and the beaches where the boats were launched. full report

Is Kenya’s security policy the real enemy within?

NAIROBI, 21 April 2015 (IRIN Africa) - The Kenyan government has threatened to eject 350,000 Somali refugees and even to build a wall along its entire border with Somalia, but perhaps the real enemies within are poor governance and stalled police reforms full report

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