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30 Jan 2015 description
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NAIROBI, 30 January 2015 (IRIN) - A senior commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court this week to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Although the LRA has not been active in northern Uganda for a decade, the effects of their 20-year war with the government linger on.

30 Jan 2015 description
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By Elizabeth Blunt

LONDON, 30 January 2015 (IRIN) - Through conflict after conflict, sexual violence persists, not just as individual crimes but as a weapon of war, from the Balkans to the Congo, from Liberia and Sierra Leone to present day Iraq. It persists, says Madeleine Rees, the secretary general of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, because it’s effective.

30 Jan 2015 description
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MAROUA, 30 janvier 2015 (IRIN) - Plus d’un demi-million de personnes dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord au Cameroun ont un besoin urgent d’aide alimentaire, a déclaré le gouvernement. En effet, à cause des attaques du groupe extrémiste Boko Haram, les agriculteurs ont déserté leurs champs, les marchés locaux ont fermés et la circulation des personnes et des biens a cessé.

L’insécurité alimentaire, notamment le long de la frontière, empire à cause de l’arrivée régulière de réfugiés nigérians qui dépendent souvent des communautés hôtes pour se nourrir.

29 Jan 2015 description
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By Obinna Anyadike, Editor-at-Large

NAIROBI, 29 January 2015 (IRIN) - “African culture” – cute if you’re a tourist, catastrophic when you want to put a lid on Ebola, or so some international health experts and media coverage of the outbreak would have us believe.

Why do people persist with risky funeral rites, eat Ebola-harbouring bush meat, and occasionally attack the very health workers sent to help, the news reports leave us wondering. What is the value of “traditional beliefs” when they are harmful: why can’t people just act more rationally?

29 Jan 2015 description
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By Mary Fitzgerald