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IRRI announces new Executive Director

Published: 11 Jun 2019

Dear friends and partners, We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director at International Refugee Rights Initiative, Ms Achieng Maureen Akena. Achieng brings to IRRI an unfettered passion and commitment to human rights advocacy generally and with the vulnerable groups in particular, as well as a wealth of knowledge and experience…

Killings of Peaceful Sudanese Democracy Protesters Demand Accountability: Urgent International Action Needed to Prevent Further Violence

Published: 6 Jun 2019

[6 June 2019] The attack on peaceful democracy protesters in Khartoum that began on June 3 that has reportedly seen the killing of at least 100 people and hundreds more injured demands a strong international response to immediately stop such attacks and ensure accountability for this and other violence in response to peaceful protests. At…

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An interesting read about the triumph, despair and hope of #SouthSudan, excerpt from @ZachVertin 's book: South Sudan was born amid great hope but has since descended into war. It will take a new generation of leaders to make it a successful state. foreignpolicy.com/2019/06/14/…

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