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: A Tribute to Two Ebola Heroes

    Today is World Humanitarian Day when the UN sets out to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. This year the UN and aid agencies are highlighting... Read more »

  • Africa: World Humanitarian Day - Staying Safe

    World Humanitarian Day this year brought grim news: More aid workers died in 2013 than any year since records began. In total, 155 were killed, while another 305 and were either... Read more »



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  • Uganda: What Next for Anti-Gay Law?

    It led to increased repression, drew international condemnation and prompted foreign donors to suspend millions of dollars in aid. Then earlier this month the constitutional court... Read more »

  • Cameroon: 'Hate Unleashed' - Homophobia in Cameroon

    The West African country of Cameroon has many problems, reflected in its dismal social indicators. But it is the issue of homosexuality that seems to excite the most comment from... Read more »

  • Africa: Data to the People! [analysis]

    Protests against poor delivery of services such as water, toilets, health and education, have become such a ubiquitous part of the South African landscape they barely make the... Read more »



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  • Somalia: Somaliland Triggers Security Worries [analysis]

    The proposed deployment of armed contingents to protect oil installations in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland risks further destabilizing a region rife with disputes over... Read more »

  • Libya: Insecurity Forces Aid Workers to Leave

    Libya's deteriorating security situation has led to an exodus of aid workers and suspension of development programmes, leaving tens of thousands of displaced and vulnerable people... Read more »

  • Mali: War and Peace in Northern Mali

    Continued violence in northern Mali which saw three separatist rebel groups retake control of much of the north, has put peace talks set for August, and the July roadmap to peace... Read more »

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