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Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Students Without a University

By SAW YAN NAING / THE IRRAWADDY
Thousands of ethnic children living in temporary shelters and refugee camps in conflict zones lack the chance of receiving a formal education or going to university.

Displaced and Distressed

By PATRICK BOEHLER/ THE IRRAWADDY
It's been a long winter for the thousands of Kachins who have been displaced from their villages due to the ongoing conflict.

Training the Next Generation of Kachin Rebels

By PATRICK BOEHLER / THE IRRAWADDY
Continuing violence between Burmese government troops and Kachin Independence Army in northern Burma has led hundreds of new recruits to join the ethnic rebel militia.

Rangoon Art Show Provides Arresting Display

By HPYO WAI THA / THE IRRAWADDY
Amnesty Prison Art Show 2012 provides the viewing public with a remarkable collection of clandestine works made by ex-political prisoners during and after their incarceration.

Magical Mandalay Still Holds Court for Tourists

By SIMON ROUGHNEEN / THE IRRAWADDY
Burma's historic former capital boasts a wealth of cultural riches for the fresh glut of visiting international tourists despite being subject to increasing Chinese investment.

Distrust and Displacement on Kachin Frontline

By SIMON ROUGHNEEN / THE IRRAWADDY
Sporadic fighting and lack of accord between Kachin rebels and Burmese government leaves thousands of civilians in makeshift camps by Chinese border with little hope of returning home.

Thein Sein: Reformist or Caretaker?

By AUNG ZAW / THE IRRAWADDY
This final part of a three-part profile of Burma's President Thein Sein examines the surprising strength of a man once dismissed by many as a mere puppet.

School’s Not Out in Kachin State

By SIMON ROUGHNEEN / THE IRRAWADDY
The Irrawaddy’s Simon Roughneen speaks to teachers and students in war-ravaged Kachin State.

Irrawaddy Dolphins are Firm Fisherman’s Friends

By ZARNI MANN / THE IRRAWADDY
While Burma's Irrawaddy River has long been the lifeblood of the nation, few realize how its namesake dolphins have developed a remarkable partnership with local fishermen.

Thein Sein: Reformist or Caretaker?

By AUNG ZAW / THE IRRAWADDY
In this second part of a three-part profile of Burma's President Thein Sein, we look at his days as the kinder, gentler face of the junta and his current role as president of a quasi-civilian administration.

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