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October 10th, 2014

Weekly News Round Up (10/10/14)

News from HART • HART has signed a joint letter written by the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, in coordination with 15 other South Sudanese organisations and with the support of 5 international non-governmental organisations, to the African Union’s Commission of Enquiry regarding arms flows into South Sudan....

October 2nd, 2014

Fear and loathing in Northern Nigeria: Boko Haram and the government’s counterinsurgency problems

Since its birth in 2009, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (translated from Arabic as ‘People Committed to the Prophet’s Teachings for Propagation and Jihad’), the terror organisation commonly known as Boko Haram, has waged a violent campaign against the Nigerian government and its citizens to impose its own interpretation of Sharia law....

September 2nd, 2014

Travelling to Burma – a moral minefield?

Travelling to Burma as a tourist has been called a ‘moral minefield’ (The Irrawaddy), but tourism has been on the rise in Burma since the country opened up to tourists at the start of the 1990s. Guest blogger Shona Buchanan explores the intense debate surrounding this topic. ...

December 23rd, 2013

Baroness Cox joins a debate on North Korea

On the 18th December, Baroness Cox joined a short debate on North Korea, raised by Lord Alton of Liverpool. Lord Alton asked the British Government “what is their assessment of the impact of events in North Korea on security and human rights”. His question followed the recent execution of Chang Song-thaek, uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and a powerful figure in the country....
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