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Burundi Implicates Respected Journalist In Failed Coup

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.25.2015 | Media

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A prominent Burundian journalist says his government is seeking his extradition from Belgium over charges he played a rol...

As Pope Francis Visits Africa

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 11.24.2015 | Chicago
Stan Chu Ilo

Pope Francis begins his first visit to Africa this week. This visit is significant in many ways.

I'm With Stupid: The Hell I Face When the Internet Goes Down

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

This morning, as I sit down and write this column, my worst fears have come true. The Internet is down and I am left with naught but my own imaginatio...

Girl's Education: A Pathway to a Better Life

Karen Sherman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Karen Sherman

What Works in Girls Education, a new book, extols the far-reaching benefits of educating young women and girls around the world. In study after study, the evidence presented only confirms what many of us already suspected -- girl's education is among the smartest and most worthy investments a country can make.

Helping Burundi Break the Cycle of Violence

Deogratias Niyonkuru | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Deogratias Niyonkuru

What is happening in the country, however, goes beyond politics. It is about the failure to deliver inclusive development. Widespread poverty and disenfranchisement are the key causes of Burundi's discontent and violence.

Burundi's Human Rights Legend Urges Hope After His Son's Killing

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa wasn’t able to attend his son’s funeral. The veteran human rights activist is recovering in Brussels after he was ...

Despite Violence, Burundi Is 'Not In Flames,' Official Says

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.10.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- "Burundi is not in flames," its foreign minister said Monday, dismissing international concerns that his country is at risk of...

Thousands Flee Violence In Burundi, Fearing The Worst Is Yet to Come

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

Rights organizations are concerned the small African nation, which saw a decade-long war end in 2005, is on the brink of another major conflict....

More Than 100,000 Burundians Take Refuge in Tanzania

Barbara Borst | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
Barbara Borst

More than 100,000 Burundians fleeing renewed political violence in their country have poured into neighboring Tanzania since April. They knew they would be safe here; many had sought refuge in this country before. But there was no convenient place to put them.

Burundi in Crisis

Tom Perriello | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Tom Perriello

As world leaders gather this week for the United Nations General Assembly, a crisis gaining little international attention may offer a big lesson on foreign policy.

To Understand Turmoil in One of the World's Poorest Countries, Look at its Leaders

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 09.18.2015 | World
Obadias Ndaba

Burundi is in chaos again. An unnecessary and avoidable political blunder has catapulted this landlocked country of roughly 10 million people into messy turmoil.

Burundi's President Unexpectedly Sworn In For Disputed Third Term

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Without a public announcement that it would happen, Burundi President. Pierre Nkurunziza was sworn in for a third term ami...

She Survived the Bullets and Flames of Gatumba

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

When Espy was eleven years old and living in a tent at a United Nations refugee camp in Gatumba, soldiers from the regular Congolese army set fire to tents and used machetes to massacre the refugees. Espy was shot in the back and played dead among the dead and dying to survive.

Former Burundi Military Chief Shot Dead In Capital

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.15.2015 | World

NAIROBI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen shot and killed Burundi's former army chief of staff on Saturday in the second high-profile killing t...

Top Rights Activist Shot In Burundi Capital

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A leading rights activist in Burundi was shot and wounded late Monday by unknown assailants in the capital, Bujumbura...

Key Ally Of Burundi's President Assassinated By Gunmen

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.02.2015 | World

NAIROBI, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Gunmen wearing military uniforms shot dead a former Burundian security chief who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkur...

Burundi's President Wins Third Term In Controversial Election

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.24.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has won a third term in office, an electoral official announced Friday, amid controv...

Burundi Votes In Disputed Presidential Election Amid Deadly Violence

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.21.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, July 21 (Reuters) - A policeman and an opposition official died in violence marring the start of Burundi's presidential election ...

Burundi Presidential Election Delayed As Violence Spirals

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2015 | World

By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA, July 11 (Reuters) - Burundi's presidential election has been postponed to July 21 from July 15, a presidential ...

Christina Wilkie

America Just Chose A Talented, Qualified Diplomat To Bring Hope To War-Torn Congo Basin | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday that former Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.) will serve as the Obama administration's special e...

UN at 70, Ready to be Retired?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should we pronounce the UN a failure, or perhaps give it a ceremonial gold watch and retire it? The UN and its adjunct organs and agencies have made much progress, before the 50th Anniversary, but also since.

Bringing Peace and Ending Violence for Women and Girls

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

While often more prevalent in conflict, violence against women is in fact a global phenomenon rooted in social norms and attitudes. More than one in three women around the world have experienced an attack, the vast majority committed by their husbands or boyfriends.

Burundi Votes In Parliamentary Election After A Night Of Gunfire

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA, June 29 (Reuters) - Burundians voted for a new parliament on Monday after a night of sporadic blasts and gunsho...

Vice President Flees Burundi After Opposing President's Third Term

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, June 25 (Reuters) - One of Burundi's vice presidents has fled to Belgium, saying he had been threatened after denouncing President Pierre N...

Counterpoint To President Uhuru Kenyatta's Claims: Learning From ICC's Treatment of Africans

Washington Osiro | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta's recent claim that "....there are lessons to be learnt from the way the court treats Africans....." is an interesting take from someone who, with all due respect, is the poster child for the impunity and abuse of power that made African leaders the target of the International Criminal Court (ICC).