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    Default Forgotten Conflicts today

    Discovered via Twitter an overview from IRIN:
    As you read this, there are more than 40 conflicts unfolding in countries around the world. Many of them don’t get the media or policy attention of the wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan or Ukraine, and they may not have the same geopolitical or economic importance. But the toll of decades-long conflicts – from Colombia to the Ogaden, from Kashmir to Western Sahara – is just as devastating for the people who live there.
    In a series of special features, IRIN examines the root causes, human cost and potential for peace of conflicts in Myanmar, Casamance, South Kordofan, southern Thailand, and Mindanao in the Philippines.

    There is a good graphic too, the larger the dot, the longer the conflict:

    Elsewhere there has been exchange why for two examples: act in Syria when the DRC (Congo) is a far bigger human disaster?

    There is a separate thread in the Historians arena also on Forgotten Conflicts, there is no overlap when checked:Small, Forgotten Small Wars
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    Default Casamance: update

    A short BBC report:
    Sixteen people are to be prosecuted in connection with the massacre of 14 young men in Senegal's troubled region of Casamance, news agency AFP reports quoting a source. The suspects are facing murder charges over the attacks which reportedly took place on 6 January.
    Link, you do have to scroll down to it:
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