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23 Aug 2016 description
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Under the scorching midday sun and the rattle of heavy artillery and Kalashnikov fire, three men on the Libyan coast are deactivating mines with electricians’ pliers, clad in flak jackets and helmets that will do them little good if a device detonates.

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23 Aug 2016 description
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The failure of UNMISS in South Sudan is a blow for international peace

By Sam Oakford

The bitter criticism heaped on UN peacekeepers in South Sudan this month over their failure to act to protect civilians and humanitarian workers is sadly nothing new. But it is now raising an urgent question: is the UN’s peacekeeping system fit for purpose?

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22 Aug 2016 description
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Why care is needed over the demobilisation of vigilante groups

By Eromo Egbegjule
MAIDUGURI, 22 August 2016

Boko Haram is on the run, and much of the credit must go to vigilantes in northeastern Nigeria who have risen up to protect their local communities from the jihadists. But there is a growing concern that they represent a whole new security threat.

20 Aug 2016 description
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By Ben Parker

Only 16 percent of aid agencies have proper policies dealing with sexual assaults on staff, and just one in 10 cases of sexual abuse are reported and then properly handled, according to a new report.

The campaign, Report the Abuse, surveyed 92 aid organisations, including UN agencies and NGOs, and collected accounts of 77 incidents of sexual abuse, most of which were perpetrated by fellow staff members on their colleagues.

19 Aug 2016 description
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By Miranda Grant
Multimedia Producer

NAIROBI, 19 August 2016 The July rape of aid workers in South Sudan made headlines around the world.

The incident was brutal but not uncommon – one in three women are sexually or physically assaulted in their lifetimes. It’s a reminder that rape is still used as a weapon of war and many victims – wherever they are – face stigma, shame and silence.

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