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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 08.19.2014 | 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.

Burundi Massacre: Learning From Past Genocides

Suzan Song | Posted 09.26.2011 | World
Suzan Song

Burundi is no stranger to massacres. Genocides and civil wars between Hutus and Tutsis claimed the lives of over 300,000 civilians. As many as 6,000 children were used as soldiers, molded to murder.

Gunmen Massacre 36 In Burundi Pub

AP | ONESIME NIYUNGEKO | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

By ONESIME NIYUNGEKO, Associated Press BUJUMBURA, Burundi -- Armed men from Congo burst into a pub in the central African nation of Burundi and kil...

U.S. Expands Drone War Into Somalia

The New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The clandestine American military campaign to combat Al Qaeda's franchise in Yemen is expanding to fight the Islamist militancy in Somal...

You've Got Your Donations, Now What? Twestival Releases Videos Showing Progress in Liberia

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Participants of the second annual Twestival, which raised $400k, can now see the results of their giving. Founder Amanda Rose documented the school being built in Liberia from the money raised.

Somalia: America Needs to Engage

Frankie Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frankie Martin

Despite Somalia's problems, we should never despair or lose hope. The US needs to become much more involved at a local level and adopt a zero-tolerance approach to civilian causalities.