UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (Nairobi)

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

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


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  • Africa: 3 Tips for WHO's New Director for Africa

    The World Health Organization says the death toll from Ebola has risen for the second time in two consecutive weeks, despite earlier announcements that the transmission rate was on... Read more »

  • Africa: Game of Drones

    In his latest column, recovering aid worker Paul Currion asks whether the debate over the use of drones misses a fundamental point: Does their very nature compromise humanitarian... Read more »



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  • Central African Republic: Life After Combat in CAR

    Helping thousands of fighters in the Central African Republic return to civilian life presents a dilemma for aid workers: offer too many incentives and risk rewarding violence;... Read more »

  • Africa: A Map of Hunger in 2015 - Where to Watch

    Food shortages are often portrayed as random - the result of freak weather conditions or short-term political crises. Yet they are often deeply predictable - while short-term... Read more »



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  • Africa: Drones for Good?

    Most commonly associated with spying and military missions, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - or drones - for humanitarian purposes is the subject of both hype and... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Nigeria's North Sanguine After Elections Postponed [analysis]

    Nigerian civil society is in uproar over the pressure exerted by the military on the country's election body to postpone scheduled voting by six weeks. But in the northeast, the... Read more »

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