UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (Nairobi)

Updates on conflicts and news from throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Website: http://www.irinnews.org/


July 18

  • Liberia: Tackling Liberia's High Rape Rate

    Rates of sexual violence in post-war Liberia are still "extremely high" according to a recently published report by UK-based think tank the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Read more »



July 15



June 11



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January 29

  • Liberia: Counterfeit Drug War in Liberia

    Liberia's Ministry of Health is launching a major crackdown on counterfeit drug sellers throughout the country, but Liberians say they have no choice but to buy such drugs, given... Read more »



November 28, 2013

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Refugees Return From Liberia

    As peace takes hold in parts of Côte d'Ivoire, more Ivoirians are returning home from eastern Liberia, where they have been living since the post-election violence broke out... Read more »



October 11, 2013



August 19, 2013

  • Liberia: Moving Forward in Liberia

    Liberia is getting back to its feet after a protracted civil war that killed over 200,000 people, displaced over a million, and largely destroyed the country's infrastructure and... Read more »



July 10, 2013

  • Liberia: Fight Against Fistula Intensifies

    The fight against fistula is gaining ground in Liberia, where doctors and nurses at 48 health clinics have been trained to treat the condition. Thanks to the UN population Fund... Read more »



July 04, 2013



July 02, 2013



June 25, 2013

  • Liberia: Ivoirian Refugees Put Down Roots

    Though Côte d'Ivoire has officially been at peace for over two years, many of the nearly 60,000 refugees who remain in Liberia are settling in for the long haul, citing... Read more »



May 20, 2013

  • Liberia: The Changing Face of Land Disputes

    The Liberia Land Commission, which was set up in 2009 to help settle land disputes between returning refugees and their neighbours, is making significant headway, say land experts,... Read more »



April 25, 2013



December 06, 2012



December 07, 2012

  • Liberia: Call for Tougher Drug Laws

    Liberia's Drugs Enforcement Agency (DEA) has been trying to crack down on local drug dealers since the civil war ended but there are significant challenges due to weak laws and... Read more »



December 06, 2012



October 03, 2012



August 23, 2012

  • Liberia: Out-of-Court Justice

    "We don't get much sleep now because there are people calling night and day," says Jesco Davis, who represents the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC), a local NGO... Read more »



July 24, 2012

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Liberian Refugees' Future Uncertain

    In July 2012 a cessation clause came into force, stripping the remaining Liberians of their refugee status as the UN declared that it has been six years since the conflict ended,... Read more »

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