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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

We saw what you did - satellites and human rights

NAIROBI, 23 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - The shocking satellite imagery of the destruction in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga and nearby villages earlier this month provided graphic evidence of the extent of the crimes by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram when they stormed in. full report

WEF: What to watch

DUBAI, 21 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting kicks off in Davos on Wednesday. Here's a quick guide to some of the panels of interest to humanitarians. full report

Nigerian lives matter - the Baga controversy

NAIROBI, 15 January 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Two thousand killed or 150? Controversy surrounds the death toll in the northern Nigerian town of Baga following an attack in early January by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. full report

Boko Haram and Nigeria's future - five key questions answered*

NAIROBI, 13 January 2015 (IRIN Africa) - The terrible news keeps on coming from Nigeria’s embattled northeast. Two suspected child suicide bombers reportedly blew themselves up in a crowded market on Sunday – the second such attack in two days linked to Boko Haram in which young girls were strapped with explosives. Meanwhile, the Islamic extremist group has maintained the momentum of its more conventional attacks, capturing the town of Baga last week on the border with Chad and deliberately executing civilians (earlier reports of up to 2,000 dead by Amnesty International have been disputed by the military. But the true figure remains unknown). full report

CAR data - a crisis in numbers

BANGUI, 12 January 2015 (IRIN Africa) - 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

Spain's Moroccan enclave: The story behind the picture

NADOR, 9 January 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Late last year an image of two golfers playing on lush fairways a few hundred yards in front of a dozen migrants climbing a fence went viral, with many saying it captured the state of the modern world. The location was the Spanish enclave of Melilla, part of Morocco. IRIN visited to look deeper at how Spain is trying to cut itself off. full report

Striving for peace in CAR

BANGUI, 7 January 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Civil society and religious organisations in the Central African Republic are working to rebuild trust and harmony in a country fraught with ethnic and religious animosity since the overthrow of President François Bozizé in March 2013. full report

Yemen: What next?

SANAA, 22 December 2014 (IRIN Middle East) - Yemen has been catapulted into the spotlight in recent weeks after an increase in violence, including the killing of a US journalist kidnapped by Al-Qaeda. Yet the crisis has been building since 2011 and is likely to continue in 2015. full report

Boko Haram fuels displacement crisis in Niger’s Diffa Region

DAKAR, 12 December 2014 (IRIN Africa) - Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram militias have driven nearly 90,000 people into neighbouring Niger’s impoverished Diffa Region this year, sparking food security and protection worries. full report

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