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WTSP-TV Tampa
Fact checking the first Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debateGuard, and the Libyan National Army (and groups aligned with them). Claudia Ga
Fact checking the first Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debate
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted an hour ago
Guard, and the Libyan National Army (and groups aligned with them). Claudia Gazzini, a Tripoli-based senior analyst at the International Crisis Group, told the Washington Post that it was simply not true that the Islamic State has control of any... Read more
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Daily Maverick
ICG: No Traction in Southern Thailand’s Peace Dialogue International Crisis Group The peace dialogue between Thailand’s military go
ICG: No Traction in Southern Thailand’s Peace Dialogue
Daily Maverick / Posted yesterday
International Crisis Group The peace dialogue between Thailand’s military government and some Malay-Muslim separatist leaders in exile has foundered. Co-ordinated bombings in August on tourist... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Worldin August on tourist areas outside the customary conflict zone in the deep sout
World
Daily Maverick / Posted yesterday
in August on tourist areas outside the customary conflict zone in the deep south bear the hallmarks of the separatists and indicate that the government’s approach of containing the insurgency is not working. Overview by INTERNATIONAL CRISIS... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Bomb kills three police in restive Thai southdemands. The junta "appears interested primarily in mere semblance of dialogue
Bomb kills three police in restive Thai south
News 24 South Africa / Posted 3 days ago
demands. The junta "appears interested primarily in mere semblance of dialogue," said a report published this week by International Crisis Group. "An earnest attempt to decentralise power, the best hope for the resolution of the conflict, is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Violence Further Complicates National Dialoguewhat it called the security forces' heavy handed response to protesters. Hans
Violence Further Complicates National Dialogue
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
what it called the security forces' heavy handed response to protesters. Hans Hoebeke is senior Congo analyst at the International Crisis Group said "CENCO is the institution with at least a larger level of legitimacy than any of the... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Bomb kills three Thai police officers in southern ambushin 2004. Since then, more than 6,500 people have been killed, according to the
Bomb kills three Thai police officers in southern ambush
Eye Witness News / Posted 3 days ago
in 2004. Since then, more than 6,500 people have been killed, according to the Deep South Watch monitoring group. The International Crisis Group (ICG) think-tank warned in a report this week that the August attacks showed "a clear shift, and... Read more
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The Manila Times
Bomb kills 3 police in restive Thai southdemands. The junta “appears interested primarily in mere semblance of dialogue
Bomb kills 3 police in restive Thai south
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
demands. The junta “appears interested primarily in mere semblance of dialogue,” said a report published this week by International Crisis Group. “An earnest attempt to decentralise power, the best hope for the resolution of the conflict, is... Read more
4 related stories
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Bdnews24.com
Bomb kills three Thai police officers in southern ambushin 2004. Since then, more than 6,500 people have been killed, according to the
Bomb kills three Thai police officers in southern ambush
Bdnews24.com / Posted 3 days ago
in 2004. Since then, more than 6,500 people have been killed, according to the Deep South Watch monitoring group. The International Crisis Group (ICG) think-tank warned in a report this week that the August attacks showed "a clear shift, and... Read more
5 related stories
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Manila Bulletin
Bomb kills three Thai police officers in southern ambushin 2004. Since then, more than 6,500 people have been killed, according to the
Bomb kills three Thai police officers in southern ambush
Manila Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
in 2004. Since then, more than 6,500 people have been killed, according to the Deep South Watch monitoring group. The International Crisis Group (ICG) think-tank warned in a report this week that the August attacks showed “a clear shift, and... Read more
5 related stories
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Swissinfo
Bomb kills three Thai police officers in southern ambushin 2004. Since then, more than 6,500 people have been killed, according to the
Bomb kills three Thai police officers in southern ambush
Swissinfo / Posted 3 days ago
in 2004. Since then, more than 6,500 people have been killed, according to the Deep South Watch monitoring group. The International Crisis Group (ICG) think-tank warned in a report this week that the August attacks showed "a clear shift, and... Read more
5 related stories
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Channel NewsAsia
Bomb kills 3 police in restive Thai southdemands. The junta "appears interested primarily in mere semblance of dialogue
Bomb kills 3 police in restive Thai south
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
demands. The junta "appears interested primarily in mere semblance of dialogue," said a report published this week by International Crisis Group. "An earnest attempt to decentralise power, the best hope for the resolution of the conflict, is... Read more
4 related stories
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The Manila Times
Bomb kills three police in restive Thai southdemands. The junta “appears interested primarily in mere semblance of dialogue
Bomb kills three police in restive Thai south
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
demands. The junta “appears interested primarily in mere semblance of dialogue,” said a report published this week by International Crisis Group. “An earnest attempt to decentralize power, the best hope for the resolution of the conflict, is... Read more
4 related stories
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Channel NewsAsia
Bomb kills three police in restive Thai southdemands. The junta "appears interested primarily in mere semblance of dialogue
Bomb kills three police in restive Thai south
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
demands. The junta "appears interested primarily in mere semblance of dialogue," said a report published this week by International Crisis Group. "An earnest attempt to decentralise power, the best hope for the resolution of the conflict, is... Read more
4 related stories
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Orange County Register
Afghan government signs peace pact with militants led by fugitive Islamistedge of a fallen sword, both a liability and an asset,” said Timor Sharan, the
Afghan government signs peace pact with militants led by fugitive Islamist
Orange County Register / Posted 4 days ago
edge of a fallen sword, both a liability and an asset,” said Timor Sharan, the Afghan representative for the nonprofit International Crisis Group. “The Afghan government is trying to show the Taliban and other groups that peace can be achieved... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Obama’s $38 billion gift to Israelwho promised the Israeli-Palestinian peace process so much, Obama has achieved
Obama’s $38 billion gift to Israel
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
who promised the Israeli-Palestinian peace process so much, Obama has achieved very little. In fact, as observed by International Crisis Group analyst Nathan Thrall, Obama, unlike his recent predecessors, will leave office without a “single... Read more
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EuroNews
Peace in Afghanistan - but at what price?board, other insurgent groups might be encouraged to consider peace too,” said
Peace in Afghanistan - but at what price?
EuroNews / Posted 4 days ago
board, other insurgent groups might be encouraged to consider peace too,” said Timor Sharan, a Kabul-based analyst for the International Crisis Group. The US Embassy in Kabul has welcomed the accord as “a step in bringing the conflict in... Read more
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DW
Afghanistan signs peace deal with notorious warlord Hekmatyar |deal will have little impact on the dynamics of the conflict," said Timor Shara
Afghanistan signs peace deal with notorious warlord Hekmatyar |
DW / Posted 4 days ago
deal will have little impact on the dynamics of the conflict," said Timor Sharan, a Kabul-based analyst for the International Crisis Group. "The government's rationale is that by luring Hekmatyar on board, other insurgent groups might be... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Violent past revisited as Afghanistan signs accord with notorious warlordsymbolic. "The deal will have little impact on the dynamics of conflict," said
Violent past revisited as Afghanistan signs accord with notorious warlord
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
symbolic. "The deal will have little impact on the dynamics of conflict," said Timor Sharan, a Kabul-based analyst for the International Crisis Group. "The government's rationale is that by luring Hekmatyar on board, other insurgent groups might be... Read more
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Reuters
Violent past revisited as Afghanistan signs accord with notorious warlordsymbolic. "The deal will have little impact on the dynamics of conflict," said
Violent past revisited as Afghanistan signs accord with notorious warlord
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
symbolic. "The deal will have little impact on the dynamics of conflict," said Timor Sharan, a Kabul-based analyst for the International Crisis Group. "The government's rationale is that by luring Hekmatyar on board, other insurgent groups might be... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Tensions within Moroccan government heat up as election nearsworst confrontation between the regime and the PJD since 2011," said Issandr El
Tensions within Moroccan government heat up as election nears
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
worst confrontation between the regime and the PJD since 2011," said Issandr El Amrani, North Africa project director at International Crisis Group. "I don't think this confrontation will continue after the election; what we are seeing are... Read more
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Reuters
Tensions within Moroccan government heat up as election nearsworst confrontation between the regime and the PJD since 2011," said Issandr El
Tensions within Moroccan government heat up as election nears
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
worst confrontation between the regime and the PJD since 2011," said Issandr El Amrani, North Africa project director at International Crisis Group. "I don't think this confrontation will continue after the election; what we are seeing are... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Worldrecord numbers of refugees and internally displaced. But any sustainable soluti
World
Daily Maverick / Posted 8 days ago
record numbers of refugees and internally displaced. But any sustainable solution to this global crisis must go further, buttressing international law and ending the wars that drive so many from their homes. Commentary by INTERNATIONAL CRISIS G... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Worldthe global refugee crisis A record 65-million people have been displaced from
World
Daily Maverick / Posted 8 days ago
the global refugee crisis A record 65-million people have been displaced from their homes, mostly by war. Half are children. INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP looks at the UN’s list of the top 10 countries driving the exodus, to explain what’s ha... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Forgotten Mountain People of Darfurthe sounds of fighter jets and guns." Attention to the Darfur genocide began w
The Forgotten Mountain People of Darfur
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
the sounds of fighter jets and guns." Attention to the Darfur genocide began with reports by Amnesty International and International Crisis Group in 2003. But the widespread media coverage only followed when the outgoing United Nations Resident... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Nuanced but Firm Political Approach for Decisive AutumnCongolese opposition are losing patience with the DRC leadership's attempt to s
A Nuanced but Firm Political Approach for Decisive Autumn
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Congolese opposition are losing patience with the DRC leadership's attempt to stay in power illegitimately beyond December. International Crisis Group urges all to focus on the dialogue, pressures and encouragement needed for a non-violent... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Zimbabwe protest leader freed on baillikely to be deployment of public order policing and the use of teargas and pos
Zimbabwe protest leader freed on bail
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 12 days ago
likely to be deployment of public order policing and the use of teargas and possibly rubber bullets," Piers Pigou, of the International Crisis Group, told a briefing in Johannesburg. "I think a big danger is if we see the deployment of ZANU-PF... Read more
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Reuters
Libyan commander's seizure of oil ports risks new conflicteastern branch of Libya's central bank have been blocked by international oppos
Libyan commander's seizure of oil ports risks new conflict
Reuters / Posted 13 days ago
eastern branch of Libya's central bank have been blocked by international opposition. Claudia Gazzini, a Libya expert at International Crisis Group, said it was in Haftar's interests to have a working relationship with the NOC. "I think this is... Read more
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Reuters
Libyan commander's seizure of oil ports risks new conflicteastern branch of Libya's central bank have been blocked by international oppos
Libyan commander's seizure of oil ports risks new conflict
Reuters / Posted 14 days ago
eastern branch of Libya's central bank have been blocked by international opposition. Claudia Gazzini, a Libya expert at International Crisis Group, said it was in Haftar's interests to have a working relationship with the NOC. "I think this is... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Libyan commander's seizure of oil ports risks new conflicteastern branch of Libya's central bank have been blocked by international oppos
Libyan commander's seizure of oil ports risks new conflict
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
eastern branch of Libya's central bank have been blocked by international opposition. Claudia Gazzini, a Libya expert at International Crisis Group, said it was in Haftar's interests to have a working relationship with the NOC. "I think this is... Read more
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Aljazeera
What will it take to end Zimbabwe's financial crisis?take to end this latest crisis? Presenter: Kamahl Santamaria Piers Pigou - Se
What will it take to end Zimbabwe's financial crisis?
Aljazeera / Posted 15 days ago
take to end this latest crisis? Presenter: Kamahl Santamaria Piers Pigou - Senior Consultant for Southern Africa at the International Crisis Group Nelson Chamisa - member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, and a Member of... Read more
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Aljazeera
Palestinian vote suspended amid deep divisionsthe cancellation as anything other than politicised, with a weak legal pretext,
Palestinian vote suspended amid deep divisions
Aljazeera / Posted 16 days ago
the cancellation as anything other than politicised, with a weak legal pretext," Nathan Thrall, a senior analyst with the International Crisis Group, told Al Jazeera. Thrall noted that in 2012, when Hamas chose not participate in West Bank-only... Read more
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Reuters
Islamist militants pose challenge for next Uzbek leaderfor tyrants who set themselves up as false Gods, and most now focus on waging j
Islamist militants pose challenge for next Uzbek leader
Reuters / Posted 18 days ago
for tyrants who set themselves up as false Gods, and most now focus on waging jihad abroad. But in a report last year, the International Crisis Group wrote: "Should a significant portion of these radicalized migrants return, they risk challenging... Read more
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CNN
What's behind Iran's provocations in the Persian GulfWashington employs coercive pressure to alter Iran's regional or domestic polic
What's behind Iran's provocations in the Persian Gulf
CNN / Posted 20 days ago
Washington employs coercive pressure to alter Iran's regional or domestic policies," said Ali Vaez, senior Iran analyst for International Crisis Group. It's one reason, he added, "why they have ratcheted up their missile tests and have acted in a... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Africayears ago, the Cameroonian government declared war on Boko Haram. Despite some
Africa
Daily Maverick / Posted 22 days ago
years ago, the Cameroonian government declared war on Boko Haram. Despite some progress, the group’s violent impact is still seen and felt deeply in the remote north of the country. By Hans de Marie Heungoup for INTERNATIONA... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Wave of protests puts pressure on Mugabethem that is not going to happen here,” Mugabe, who is 92, told supporters last
Wave of protests puts pressure on Mugabe
New Zimbabwe / Posted 24 days ago
them that is not going to happen here,” Mugabe, who is 92, told supporters last Friday. Piers Pigou, an analyst at the International Crisis Group, said: “This is all part of rhetoric to create the impression of a legitimate security... Read more
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The Manila Times
Who is the US-designated ‘terrorist’ leading IS in Somalia?local Puntland media describing him as being “on the run”. Mumin’s motivations
Who is the US-designated ‘terrorist’ leading IS in Somalia?
The Manila Times / Posted 24 days ago
local Puntland media describing him as being “on the run”. Mumin’s motivations remain opaque. In a briefing note, the International Crisis Group think tank suggested his departure may have been “a pre-emptive attempt… to lay claim to the... Read more
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DW
Has Pakistan's Zarb-e-Azb military operation failed? |are critical of Pakistan's counterterrorism measures. One of the major concerns
Has Pakistan's Zarb-e-Azb military operation failed? |
DW / Posted 24 days ago
are critical of Pakistan's counterterrorism measures. One of the major concerns in a document released last year by the International Crisis Group (ICG) is related to the Pakistani military's continued dominance over the civilian... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Who is the US-designated 'terrorist' leading IS in Somalia?local Puntland media describing him as being "on the run". Mumin's motivations
Who is the US-designated 'terrorist' leading IS in Somalia?
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 24 days ago
local Puntland media describing him as being "on the run". Mumin's motivations remain opaque. In a briefing note, the International Crisis Group think tank suggested his departure may have been "a pre-emptive attempt... to lay claim to the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Syria’s Kurds fear the US will betray them, againbecause they’ve had a century of it,” said Joost Hiltermann, program director f
Syria’s Kurds fear the US will betray them, again
Boston Globe / Posted 25 days ago
because they’ve had a century of it,” said Joost Hiltermann, program director for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Crisis Group, and a longtime expert on the Kurds. The Syrian Kurds say their aim is to establish an autonomous... Read more
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Lifehacker Australia
How To Build A Career In Foreign Relationsforeign service, the UN system, or for field-based positions with aid agencies
How To Build A Career In Foreign Relations
Lifehacker Australia / Posted 26 days ago
foreign service, the UN system, or for field-based positions with aid agencies and major international NGOs like the International Crisis Group. I’m sad to say that my own skills in that respect were, and remain, rudimentary – I studied... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
What's behind Iran's provocations in the Persian GulfWashington employs coercive pressure to alter Iran's regional or domestic polic
What's behind Iran's provocations in the Persian Gulf
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 26 days ago
Washington employs coercive pressure to alter Iran's regional or domestic policies," said Ali Vaez, senior Iran analyst for International Crisis Group. It's one reason, he added, "why they have ratcheted up their missile tests and have acted in a... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
What's behind Iran's provocations in the Persian GulfWashington employs coercive pressure to alter Iran's regional or domestic polic
What's behind Iran's provocations in the Persian Gulf
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 26 days ago
Washington employs coercive pressure to alter Iran's regional or domestic policies," said Ali Vaez, senior Iran analyst for International Crisis Group. It's one reason, he added, "why they have ratcheted up their missile tests and have acted in a... Read more
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The Age
Is he dead or alive? Mystery of missing Uzbekistan presidentwas arrested Monday. It is likely that all sides have a shared interest in avoi
Is he dead or alive? Mystery of missing Uzbekistan president
The Age / Posted 27 days ago
was arrested Monday. It is likely that all sides have a shared interest in avoiding open conflict, wrote Deirdre Tynan of International Crisis Group. "All these players will want a smooth handover, with no dirty linen aired in public," she said.... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Is he dead or alive? Mystery of missing Uzbekistan presidentwas arrested Monday. It is likely that all sides have a shared interest in avoi
Is he dead or alive? Mystery of missing Uzbekistan president
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 27 days ago
was arrested Monday. It is likely that all sides have a shared interest in avoiding open conflict, wrote Deirdre Tynan of International Crisis Group. "All these players will want a smooth handover, with no dirty linen aired in public," she said.... Read more
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Canberra Times
Is he dead or alive? Mystery of missing Uzbekistan presidentwas arrested Monday. It is likely that all sides have a shared interest in avoi
Is he dead or alive? Mystery of missing Uzbekistan president
Canberra Times / Posted 27 days ago
was arrested Monday. It is likely that all sides have a shared interest in avoiding open conflict, wrote Deirdre Tynan of International Crisis Group. "All these players will want a smooth handover, with no dirty linen aired in public," she said.... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Worldlong-serving authoritarian leader on 27 August has propelled the country into t
World
Daily Maverick / Posted 27 days ago
long-serving authoritarian leader on 27 August has propelled the country into the unknown, but his inner circle will try to preserve their power and minimise disruption as the transition starts. By Deirdre Tynan for INTERNATIONAL CR... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
DR Congo Ready for Talks On Lake Tanganyika Oil and Gas Prospectsmining might make the deal unlikely in the near future. Thierry Vircoulon, the
DR Congo Ready for Talks On Lake Tanganyika Oil and Gas Prospects
AllAfrica.com / Posted 28 days ago
mining might make the deal unlikely in the near future. Thierry Vircoulon, the project director for Central Africa at the International Crisis Group said despite the international custom requiring that a border for a lake between countries to be... Read more
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Aljazeera
When will peace come to South Sudan?its creation? Presenter: Martine Dennis Andre Heller Perache - Head of progra
When will peace come to South Sudan?
Aljazeera / Posted 30 days ago
its creation? Presenter: Martine Dennis Andre Heller Perache - Head of programmes for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) UK Casie Copeland - South Sudan analyst at the International Crisis Group Joseph Ochieno - Contributor for New African M... Read more

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