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08.02.16 | Rosa Freedman

UN peacekeeping forces continue to have a squalid record of sexual abuse – Rosa Freedman asks how thy can be held accountable amidst a culture of impunity.

Author: Mstyslav Chernov
14.01.16 | Matthew Carr

Fortress Europe opened its gates last summer. The tragedy in Paris has threatened to slam them shut again.

Source: Flickr- Wahlkampf in Nigeria 2015
11.01.16 | Keith Somerville

Though Africa saw thirteen national elections in 2015, only two countries, Nigeria and Tanzania, saw a change at the top. The new presidents have targeted corruption with encouraging results, explains Keith Somerville.