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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).

Watch: Video Highlights Police Abuses in Burundi

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Human Rights Watch

Burundian police have used excessive force against people protesting President Pierre Nkurunziza's election bid for a third term. Police have shot at crowds indiscriminately and severely beaten demonstrators and detainees.

Where Population Poses The Greatest Challenges

Robert Walker | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Walker

Poverty is a pervasive concern in high fertility countries. The world has made progress in reducing severe poverty, but it's been exceedingly slow in countries where population growth rates remain high. While family planning can reduce demographic vulnerability, developing countries also require other forms of assistance.

Burundi and the Possibility of Infinite Returns

Karen Sherman | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Karen Sherman

All nations that change for the better have a clear sense of purpose: they fear falling behind, or repeating the mistakes of the past. Burundi's purpose encompasses both of those and another one.

Vindicating the Ways of God to Man in Gihembe Refugee Camp

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

International media did not broadcast this important and moving ceremony, but camp residents and leaders used the power of still photography and social media to communicate thousands of words that demanded to be heard.

Burundi Dissidents Go Into Hiding After Opposition Leader Killed

AP | GERARD NZOHABONA and TOM ODULA | Posted 05.24.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Thousands of people in Burundi's capital on Sunday attended the funeral of an opposition leader killed in a drive-by shoot...

Burundi, Politics of Ego and Not Ethnicity?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Ethnicity is a tool rather than the cause for the reappearance of discord in Burundi. As means to rationalize his grab for perpetual office, President Pierre Nkurunziza has reached into the bag of tricks of stoking fear of "the other." That is a zombie from the past that can rise from the dead.

Burundi Opposition Figure Shot Dead In Capital, Activist Says

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2015 | World

* Worst crisis since end of civil war in 2005 * Protests erupted after president announced third-term bid * Unrest worri...

Protecting Peace in Burundi: A Crucial Moment

Salim Ahmed Salim | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Salim Ahmed Salim

DAR ES SALAAM -- I fear that Burundi's hard-earned peace is under imminent threat. An attempted coup d'état last week is the latest indicator that the country is once again on the brink. Immediate measures need to be implemented to de-escalate the situation, or the country could descend into civil war once again.

Burundi's President Delays Elections Amid Fresh Violence

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, May 20 (Reuters) - Burundi's president pushed back parliamentary and local elections to June 5 on Wednesday and further clashes between pol...

Burundi Police Beat Protesters Who Vow To March On

Reuters | Edmund Blair and Goran Tomasevic | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

By Edmund Blair and Goran Tomasevic BUJUMBURA, May 19 (Reuters) - Burundi police fired teargas and beat protesters demanding President Pierre Nkuru...

Burundi's President Makes His First Appearance In The Capital Since Attempted Coup

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

* President's first appearance since coup failed * Says he takes seriously threat from Somalia's al Shabaab * Nkurunziza...

Burundi Protesters Defy Ban As Coup Suspects Rounded Up

Reuters | Njuwa Maina | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, May 16 (Reuters) - Burundi took 18 people suspected of involvement in a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza to the high court o...

Manhunt, Arrests In Burundi After Coup Fails

AP | TOM ODULA and GERARD NZOHABONA | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — President Pierre Nkurunziza thanked his security forces for crushing a military coup that tried to topple him, and he urge...

The Last Time The World Looked The Other Way

Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes

It is heartbreaking for those of us who live, work, and invest in the region to contemplate that history may repeat itself.

Report: Burundi's President Back In Country After Coup Attempt

AP | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Gunfire and explosions rang out Thursday as military forces backing an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza ...

Fighting Rocks Burundi After Attempted Coup

AP | ANDREW NJUGUNA and MELANIE GOUBY | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Gunfire and explosions rang out in Burundi's capital on Thursday as military forces backing an attempted coup against Presi...