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Irin

Irin

    ​Chasing bullets in the DRC
    ​Chasing bullets in the DRC
    Her job is to track and trace small arms and ammunition in Africa's conflict zones. Each bullet, assault rifle, mortar, rocket or other item of...
    Water-logging interrupts Bangladesh's schooling systems
    Water-logging interrupts Bangladesh's schooling systems
    Students and teachers in south-western Bangladesh, where chronic flooding known as water-logging closes schools annually, are forced to find...
    Mozambique at high risk of cholera outbreak
    Mozambique at high risk of cholera outbreak
    In the last 10 days, 22 cases of the waterborne disease cholera have been confirmed by laboratory testing in three areas in and around the north...
    Guineans ready, government not
    Guineans ready, government not
    As the International Crisis Group (ICG) questions the willingness of the Guinean government to hold elections in 2008 as planned, donors and...
    A country sick of water
    A country sick of water
    Fears of more rain in the coming days have sent aid agencies into a panic as the humanitarian disaster caused by the floods in Mozambique unfolds....
    Postcards from a sick island
    Postcards from a sick island
    It is hard not to resort to clichés when writing about Mauritius: white, sandy beaches, sunny blue skies and swaying palm trees. This Indian Ocean...
    Severe drought looms in Swaziland
    Severe drought looms in Swaziland
    Swazis have become acquainted with the term "water rationing" as they struggle to cope with one of the longest dry periods in memory.
    Darfur civilians need help, says UN
    Darfur civilians need help, says UN
    More action is needed to protect civilians in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, who continue to suffer serious human rights violations in the...
    Zim's return to a barter economy
    Zim's return to a barter economy
    Zimbabweans are switching to barter, payment in kind and the use of foreign currencies, such as the rand, instead of the local dollar to survive...
    Terror in Kenya's slums
    Terror in Kenya's slums
    Florence Musola, a businesswoman living in Mathare, the second-largest slum in Kenya, and her four children were among the latest victims of an...
    Rural MDC fears reprisals
    Rural MDC fears reprisals
    Fear has gripped opposition supporters in rural Zimbabwe after a police crackdown on the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in the...
    Rebels and govt talk the talk
    Rebels and govt talk the talk
    Talks between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) have resumed in Juba, the capital of southern Sudan, despite accusations...