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SYRIA: US funding offer for NGOs draws mixed reactions, 21/Feb/06
DAMASCUS, 21 February (IRIN) - US funding that has been made available for local pro-democracy NGOs has received mixed reactions from Syrian rights groups.... Full Report... Email Report

ANGOLA: Ready to play larger security role in Africa, 21/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 21 February (IRIN) - Angola, recently emerged from decades of civil war, is now turning its attention to playing a larger peace and security role in Africa, an analyst told IRIN.... Full Report... Email Report

CAMEROON: Tuberculosis and AIDS soaring in prisons, 21/Feb/06
EDEA, 21 February (IRIN) - Victor N. no longer has the strength to get up from his straw mattress; he is battling tuberculosis, which has struck for a second time in some months. One of his cellmates in Edea prison near Douala is in the same state - too weary even to fight the... Full Report... Email Report

LIBERIA: War-battered nation launches truth commission, 21/Feb/06
MONROVIA, 21 February (IRIN) - The Liberian government has officially launched a truth and reconciliation commission to probe human rights abuses over the past quarter-century in the war-wounded country. ... Full Report... Email Report

ETHIOPIA: EC commissioner meets jailed opposition activists, 20/Feb/06
NAIROBI, 20 February (IRIN) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi will allow international observers to attend the trial of detained opposition leaders set to begin in Addis Ababa on Thursday, a senior European Commission official said. ... Full Report... Email Report

IRAQ: Local NGO documents prisoner abuse, 20/Feb/06
BAGHDAD, 20 February (IRIN) - An NGO established this year to assist former prison detainees who have suffered abuses in prison has received an overwhelming initial response. “This organisation has already received nearly 125 reports of prisoner abuse inside Iraqi prisons,” said... Full Report... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Murder of young lesbian sparks homophobia concerns, 20/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 20 February (IRIN) - As gays and lesbians become more visible in South African townships, they are increasingly becoming targets of homophobia, according to rights activists. The organisations were reacting to reports at the weekend of the murder of a young lesbian in a... Full Report... Email Report

LIBERIA: Crumbled system leaves suspects languishing in jails without trial, 20/Feb/06
MONROVIA, 20 February (IRIN) - During the final months of the civil war, when rebel fighters bombarded the capital Monrovia, Liberia’s central prison took mortar hits and prisoners scrambled over the rubble to freedom.... Full Report... Email Report

NEPAL: Overview analysis: A people’s war?, 20/Feb/06
NEPAL, 20 February (IRIN) - Nepal’s brutal conflict between Maoist insurgents and security forces has exacted a heavy toll on the civilian population, especially those in contested hill districts, many of whom already live near or on the global poverty threshold.... Full Report... Email Report

NEPAL: The political context of the crisis in Nepal, 20/Feb/06
NEPAL, 20 February (IRIN) - The 1 February 2005 takeover of executive powers by King Gyanendra has led to a new era of uncertainty in the tiny mountain kingdom of Nepal. The king now rules the impoverished country of 25 million directly as chairman of the Council of Ministers.... Full Report... Email Report

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Violence in the northwest claimed 27, Red Cross says, 17/Feb/06
BANGUI, 17 February (IRIN) - The national Red Cross of the Central African Republic has confirmed it had buried more dead bodies than officially announced following violence in the northwestern town of Pahoua on 29 December 2005.... Full Report... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: From landless to landowners - the benefits of land reform, 17/Feb/06
MAKHADO, 17 February (IRIN) - In the late 1990s – still the early days of South Africa's democracy – Joseph Makhadi couldn't afford to continue his studies at a local technical college. He dropped out and lived, unemployed, in a humble dwelling along with 10 members of his... Full Report... Email Report

DRC: Ruling party’s election strategy in Katanga is raising ethnic tension, 17/Feb/06
LUBUMBASHI, 17 February (IRIN) - Human rights groups warn that ethnic tension is rising in Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in part because the ruling party of President Joseph Kabila is attempting to take control of politically and economically important... Full Report... Email Report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 61 for 10 - 16 February 2006, 16/Feb/06
DUBAI, 16 February (IRIN) - ... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Roots of the Balochistan conflict run deep, 16/Feb/06
QUETTA, 16 February (IRIN) - For two years, Faqir Hussain, 26, has been searching for a job. He goes about the task methodically from his tiny flat in the southern Pakistani city of Quetta, cutting out notices that appear each week in the Sunday newspapers and maintaining a... Full Report... Email Report

RWANDA: Genocide suspect could be tried in Norway, 16/Feb/06
ARUSHA, TANZANIA, 16 February (IRIN) - The prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is seeking to have a genocide suspect tried in Norway.... Full Report... Email Report

RWANDA: Peace prize for Belgian priest accused of genocide, 16/Feb/06
GHENT, 16 February (IRIN) - Belgian Roman Catholic missionary Guy Theunis, who has been accused by Rwandan authorities of taking part in the 1994 genocide, has been awarded a peace prize. ... Full Report... Email Report

IRAQ: Insurgency little understood by coalition forces, says think-tank, 16/Feb/06
DUBAI, 16 February (IRIN) - The Iraqi insurgency, which is increasingly organised and coordinated, is little understood by those trying to fight it, according to the Brussels-based think-tank, International Crisis Group (ICG).... Full Report... Email Report

EGYPT: Abused women reluctant to come forward, 16/Feb/06
CAIRO, 16 February (IRIN) - Despite the opening of the first safe-house for women in Cairo, few are choosing to leave their abusive marriages due to the social stigma and financial insecurity they would face.... Full Report... Email Report

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Too white to be black - the challenge of albinism, 16/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 16 February (IRIN) - Professor John Makumbe was almost killed at birth by a shocked mid-wife in a mission hospital in rural eastern Zimbabwe. He went on to form the Zimbabwe Albino Association to lobby for people living with albinism.... Full Report... Email Report


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