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News Roundup – 18 August 2014

Hague court under Western pressure not to open Gaza war crimes inquiry.  I watched the Rwandan genocide unfold, we’re making the same mistakes in Iraq.  UK Iraq mission no longer strictly humanitarian.  Iraq crisis: military claims control of Mosul dam.  2 UN peacekeepers killed in Northern Mali; 7 wounded.  Chad military rescues 85 Nigerians from …

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News Roundup – 14 April 2014

Nigerian Police: At Least 71 Dead In Abuja Bus Station Blast Militants Kill 217 People in Borno, according to Nigerian senator Libyan PM quits after armed attack on his family Human Rights Watch on the start of the trial of Libyan former-government officials Libya’s Justice Pandemonium and Fair Trial Concerns for Ex-Officials. See also Gaddafi …

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News Roundup – 4 March 2014

In Nigeria, no one has your back.  Judgement in Katanga case to be delivered on 7 March 2014, at 9.30am (and can be followed on livestream at the link here). MSF warns of DRC humanitarian crisis (see MSF report here). Congo close to defeating Ugandan Islamist rebels: army.  Rebels admit to killing civilians, following Human Rights Watch …

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News Roundup – 17 May 2013

Enough Project report: Mary Robinson’s Next Steps to Help End Congo’s Deadly War UN condemns Syrian government for violence, but according to Amnesty International UN resolution on Syria will do little to stop massive abuses Syrian troops repel rebel attack on Aleppo prison Human Rights Watch: Visit to Syria Reveals Torture Chambers At Least 66 …

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News Roundup – 18 April 2013

Central African Republic rebels refuge at swank hotel Human Rights Watch: Libya, Ensure Abdallah Sanussi Access to Lawyer Rebel ‘occupation’ of southern Darfur ends Militants in Egyptian Sinai Fire Rockets Into Israel but Do No Damage Syrian army, rebels clash around air base near Lebanon border NY Times ‘Watching Syria’s War’: 10 Members of One …

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News Roundup – 5 April 2013

UNWRA Suspends Food Aid After Protest in Gaza Syria slams Jordan for hosting U.S.-backed rebel training ‘Kurdish rebel chief urges unarmed pullout’ International Crisis Group report: Yemen’s Military-Security Reform: Seeds of New Conflict? And the report itself Foreign Policy op-ed: Why Sticks and Stones Will Beat Our Drones

News Roundup – 4 April 2013

UN Political Head tells Security Council concerted, broad-based measures needed to tackle Mali’s deep-rooted challenges Libya Says It Should Be Allowed to Try Spy Chief Al-Senussi ‘Civilians give Central African rebel convoy mixed reception’ UN mission reports renewed fighting in eastern DR Congo IRIN News analysis: M23, one year on US offers $5million for capture …

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Central African Republic: CAR rebel leader Djotodia names caretaker government South African Defence force union demands CAR rebel leader’s indictment for using child soldiers Democratic Republic of Congo: The Economist: A hint of peace in Congo: The arrest of a warlord may help a bit to calm down a turbulent region UN Security Council approves …

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News Roundup – 6 March 2013

French Officials Warn ‘Success’ in Mali Won’t End Islamist Threat Tuareg rebels ask ICC to probe Mali army ‘crimes’ Sultan of Sokoto (Nigeria) seeks amnesty for armed groups ICC Banda and Jerbo trial scheduled to start on 5 May 2014; the Decision Syria rebels detain UN Golan observers Karen Human Rights Group report: Rebel ceasefire …

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News Roundup – 29 January 2013

ICC prosecutor warns Mali on war crimes Britain prepared to send ‘sizeable amount’ of troops to support French in Mali ICRC transfers seven military personnel released in Sam Ouandja (Central African Republic) 4 Civilians in South Sudan Die After Rebel-Army Clash Kenneth Anderson on Lawfare: Denial of Territory to Terrorist/Insurgent Groups in Counterterrorism Strategy Brahimi …

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