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Peacekeeping missions, the protection of civilians and the impact on their future

TweetAfter thirteen years in the country the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), deployed at the end of the country’s civil war in 2003, is preparing to leave the country and hand over full responsibility for security back to Liberia’s … Continue reading

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Are international actors steering the right course in Burundi?

TweetThe African Union and UN appear to have found a new sense of urgency, but Burundi’s current crisis will only be resolved if it is seen as part of a longer legacy. Olivier* was studying at the University of Burundi … Continue reading

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Bemba’s colleagues arrested for witness tampering, sparking an indignant response in the DRC

Tweet This blog was first posted by the Open Society Justice Initiative. In the early morning hours of  November 24, police in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrested Fidèle Babala Wandu, a member of the DRC Parliament and Deputy … Continue reading

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Taking its head out of the sand? The international community and Congo’s notorious neighbours

TweetLucy Hovil Although it is relatively easy to start a war, it is much harder to sustain it – or at least to sustain it in any effective way. There is an assumption that what distinguishes war from anarchy is … Continue reading

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Where are the services, jobs and business opportunities for South Sudanese returnees?

TweetAkoi, a father of three, recently returned to Juba from Khartoum. Since arriving he has struggled to find work and barely makes ends meet by running errands in the local market. ‘When I was in Khartoum I had a small … Continue reading

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Returning to South Sudan: Is the international community failing returnees?

TweetMatt Corrigan is a human rights lawyer currently working on projects in South Sudan In May 2012, United Nations agencies flew thousands of South Sudanese from Kosti in (North) Sudan to Juba in South Sudan. Their transfer was forced by … Continue reading

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