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Liverpool Daily Post

10 May, 2011

A LEADING charity has warned that Afghan security forces are not ready to take over security responsibilities from Nato troops, claiming the professionalism and accountability of the nation’s police and Army raise “serious concerns”. (more…)

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IRIN

9 May, 2011

SUGHEAD, 9 May 2011 (IRIN) – Clashes between government and opposition forces in the Western Mountains region of Libya have blocked access to thousands of fleeing civilians, aggravating the humanitarian situation there, say aid workers and locals. (more…)

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The Washington Post, By Rajiv Chandrasekaran

29 April, 2011

U.S. aid officials have been forced to delay three large development programs intended to support the American military strategy in southern Afghanistan at a critical, make-or-break moment in the war.

The initiatives, which are supposed to support local governments, agricultural development and job-training efforts, have been held up by bureaucratic missteps and funding cuts by Congress, according to senior U.S. officials. As a result, the programs will not begin until much of the summer fighting season has concluded. (more…)

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Relief Web
27 April 2011

The Libyan crisis being a perfect example of an intervention that is simultaneously military and humanitarian, Parliament organised a hearing on if and how military and political objectives can coexist with humanitarian action when helping civilians in armed conflicts. Politicians, military officers and NGO representatives pointed to lessons from Afghanistan, DR Congo, Haiti and Libya which could help improve the situation and uphold the independence and neutrality of humanitarian actors. (more…)

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Reuters, By George Fominyen

27 April 2011

DAKAR (AlertNet) – Tens of thousands of African migrants fleeing from the conflict in Libya into northern Niger and Chad need urgent help but there is no infrastructure to manage the influx into the small border towns, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says. (more…)

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 The Washington Post, By Greg Jaffe, Edward Cody and William Branigin

21 April 2011

Libyan rebels welcomed President Obama’s deployment of armed Predator drones and received praise from their most prominent U.S. visitor Friday, as they expressed hope that increased American support would help turn the tide in a conflict that the top U.S. military officer acknowledged is becoming deadlocked. (more…)

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The Washington Post

By Ernesto Londono

April 20, 2011

MEHTAR LAM, Afghanistan — Much about Maamour Jilani’s death in this eastern Afghan city six months ago is in dispute.

Relatives called it a murder, saying a beating brought on the 52-year-old’s heart attack. Family members of the man charged in the case, however, said a preexisting condition made it an accidental death. (more…)

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