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By Recalling Its Ambassador from the Vatican, Turkey Helped Publicize Pope's Affirmation of Armenian Genocide

Harut Sassounian | Posted 04.23.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

The Turkish government's overreaction and the Pope's refusal to apologize for his remarks made international headlines on TV networks, websites and newspapers around the world.

In Defeat, Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Has His Finest Hour

Milton Allimadi | Posted 04.02.2015 | World
Milton Allimadi

Nigerian voters have also sent a strong message to ordinary Africans throughout the continent. If Nigerians can vote for a candidate of their choice, even unseating an incumbent president, voters in other African countries can do the same.

The Harrowing Story Of One Man's Escape From The Genocide In Burundi

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

In October 1993, Tutsi soldiers assassinated Burundi's Hutu president, Melchior Ndadaye. The killing plunged the country into a spate of ethnic violen...

Can Bosnia's Army Save the World?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Soldiers, officers and police that fought against each other two decades earlier are now working together in UN and NATO operations to keep or deliver peace.

Celebrating the Girls Who Can

Claire Armitage | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Claire Armitage

Emerge poverty free works with the BCHC to help over 700 orphans who have been placed with foster families in Bunia. Years of conflict, between myriad rebel groups, in the resource-rich region have devastated local lives, separating families and destroying livelihoods.

Grieving Town Buries Brutally Murdered Italian Nuns Who Served Africa More Than 50 Years

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Three elderly Italian nuns murdered in Burundi were laid to rest Thursday (Sept. 11) in a Xaverian cemetery in the Democratic Republic of Congo ...

Where Pogroms Go Unpunished, Even Celebrated

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 10.19.2014 | World
Obadias Ndaba

The fact that someone like Agathon Rwasa is free and able to run for public office twice is beyond a mere sign of dysfunction and lawlessness in central African nations -- notably Burundi and Congo -- it is a failure of the international community, too.

Social Impact Incubator Promotes Local Innovation in Burundi

Barry Segal | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Guest blog post by Dedo N. Baranshamaje, Burundi Country Director for the Segal Family Foundation (SFF) With some of the highest hunger levels in...

Climate Change This Week: Screaming in the Tub, Solar Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter - and more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 20 2014 How unusual has th...

Out of Genocide Comes Hope: New Year's Eve in Burundi

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

I spent New Year's Eve in Kigutu, Burundi. No Times Square ball dropping to count down to midnight, no fireworks, no television reports showing major...

The Importance of De-Hyphenating India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Cleo Paskal

If healthily engaged, India could help in understanding the concerns of sections of the world that are often underrepresented, and be a valuable partner in growth as geoeconomics shift.

Peace-building From the Bottom up

Deogratias Niyizonkiza | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Deogratias Niyizonkiza

If patients -- women and men, Hutus and Tutsis -- could move past their differences in the depressing confines of a patient detention room, why couldn't they similarly build peace in their home communities?

Burundi's Great Mother: Maggie Barankitse

Katherine Marshall | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

There's so much bad news from around the world this month that it's important to remember the less reported work of heroes. One is a remarkable woman working in Burundi: Marguerite Barankitse.

U.S. Embassies In 4 African Countries Also Closed

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The U.S. State Department closed its embassies in four sub-Saharan African nations as part of a heightened security alert, days...

Bringing Burundi And Its People To The Forefront

Deogratias Niyizonkiza | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Deogratias Niyizonkiza

Many Burundians look to Rwanda as a beacon of hope. For if our brother and sisters are able to bring rapid prosperity and peace there, so too can we in Burundi. We often wonder what the secret ingredient of Rwanda's success is.

Young Africans Speaking Up

David Moshman | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books
David Moshman

Estelline says her participation in performances of her local culture club "helps the audience, especially those who became orphans because this shows...

The Promise of a Plant in the Fight Against Malaria

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Dora Joseph, 31, is raising four children in a tin-roofed, two-room house nestled in the remote green hills of northwestern Tanzania. Her eyes are tired and dampened with worry.

Massive Fire Devastates Bujumbura Central Market

Meredith Hutchison | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Meredith Hutchison

Yesterday, on Jan. 27, the main market in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, caught fire bringing the city and the country's economy to a standstill. ...

America At War With Itself: Reflecting On Hurricane Sandy And The Elections

Philip M. Hellmich | Posted 01.01.2013 | Religion
Philip M. Hellmich

When I watched the recent presidential debates, I was disappointed to hear both President Obama and Governor Romney repeatedly say, "My plan." I kept waiting for one of them to say, "I will address the most critical problem in the country: political polarization."

U.S. Embassies In 7 Countries Warn Of Possible Attacks

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. embassies in at least seven countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Caucasus are warning of possible anti-American protes...

Greeks Help Out In Africa: A Health Center Goes Up In Tanzania

Diana Farr Louis | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Diana Farr Louis

It's an unusual safari lodge that can attract you by its infectious enthusiasm for nature and keep you involved by its infectious enthusiasm for giving.

WATCH: Herding Goats In The City

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

It's not often that you look out your suburban backyard to find a man herding goats, but that is what people in one neighborhood in Louisville experie...

Rare Frog Seen For First Time Since 1949

Posted 03.30.2012 | Green

By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor: A long-fingered frog last seen in 1949 and feared extinct has come out of hiding in the forests of B...

Return to Burundi

David Lindsay | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
David Lindsay

At Global Health Frontline News, we recently produced a television news report about an inspirational man named Deogratias Niyizonkiza, or Deo as ever...

Child Soldiers and Perpetual War

Suzan Song | Posted 12.06.2011 | World
Suzan Song

Internationally, the world has largely forgotten about the experiences of child soldiers from a decade ago. But now that the wars are over, these child soldiers are now adults, and expected to act as such.