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SOMALIA: Thousands displaced as Mogadishu clashes continue, 21/Feb/06
NAIROBI, 21 February (IRIN) - Thousands of people have fled the northern and northeastern suburbs of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, since clashes between militia groups started over the weekend, a top city official said. ... Full Report... Email Report

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Donors pledge support for humanitarian crisis, 21/Feb/06
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON, 21 February (IRIN) - A donor conference for the Central African Republic (CAR) has ended in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde, with funding assurances to the poverty-stricken nation. ... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: Five ex-commanders surrender arms to DIAG, 21/Feb/06
KABUL, 21 February (IRIN) - Five ex-commanders in Afghanistan's southwestern Paktya province voluntarily surrendered 15 mt of ammunition, as well as more than 30 light and heavy weapons, to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme, officials from the UN-backed... Full Report... Email Report

NEPAL: Grave danger for civilians due to the conflict, 21/Feb/06
NAWALPARASI, 21 February (IRIN) - Kul Kumari Chapagain has not been able to sleep for over a week since she lost her 21-year-old daughter Asmita in a roadside bomb planted by the Maoist rebels.... 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

NIGERIA: Deadly cartoon protests in north spark reprisals in south, 21/Feb/06
ONITSHA, 21 February (IRIN) - Several people were reported killed in southern Nigeria on Tuesday in revenge attacks following deadly riots last weekend in the north in which Muslims targeted Christians over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in European newspapers. ... 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

SUDAN: Tension still high in Kutum town, 20/Feb/06
KUTUM, 20 February (IRIN) - At the Monday market in Kutum town, North Darfur, heavily armed Janjawid militia openly stroll between the fruit and vegetable stalls, closely watched by Sudanese soldiers. ... Full Report... Email Report

DRC: Congo gets new constitution, new flag, 20/Feb/06
KINSHASA, 20 February (IRIN) - President Joseph Kabila has promulgated the Democratic Republic of Congo's new constitution and new flag, a move that paves the way for the beginning of the country's electoral process, expected to end with presidential elections midyear.... Full Report... Email Report

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Donor conference begins in Cameroon, 20/Feb/06
NAIROBI, 20 February (IRIN) - A donor conference for the Central African Republic began on Monday in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde, organised by the United Nations.... 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

GREAT LAKES: Regional ministerial meeting opens, 20/Feb/06
BANGUI, 20 February (IRIN) - Foreign ministers from Africa's Great Lakes region began a meeting on Monday in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic to finalise preparations for a heads of state summit due to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, later in the year.... Full Report... Email Report

SOMALIA: Fifteen killed as militias clash in Mogadishu, 20/Feb/06
NAIROBI, 20 February (IRIN) - At least 15 people have been killed and hundreds of families displaced in fighting that started on Saturday between rival militias in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses 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

NIGERIA: Muhammad cartoon protests spark attacks on Christians, 20/Feb/06
ABUJA, 20 February (IRIN) - At least 17 people, including a Catholic priest, were killed and 30 churches burned in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri when Muslims protesting cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad turned on local Christians, police said. ... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Mob violence heightens insecurity among minorities, 20/Feb/06
LAHORE, 20 February (IRIN) - Huddled in a small group, three Christian men pore over the newspapers early in the morning in the congested Mozang area of Lahore. All around, vendors serve up thick, milky tea, glasses of ‘lassi’ (a yoghurt drink), greasy ‘parathas’ (flattened,... Full Report... Email Report

MOZAMBIQUE: Protest over re-printing of Prophet Muhammad cartoons, 20/Feb/06
MAPUTO, 20 February (IRIN) - Muslims throughout Mozambique are meeting this week to discuss how to respond to the publishing by local newspaper Savana of the controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, which has stirred violent protest around the world. ... 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

NIGERIA: Militants seize 9 foreigners in new attack, cause cut in oil exports, 19/Feb/06
WARRI, 19 February (IRIN) - Armed militants in Nigeria’s southern oil region seized nine foreign hostages, damaged an oil export terminal and blasted a major crude oil pipeline in simultaneous weekend attacks that reduced the country’s oil exports by at least 20 percent.... Full Report... Email Report


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