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Burundi charges 65 protesters with rebellion

Bujumbura - Burundi has charged 65 protestors with rebellion after they were arrested during clashes with police while calling for the president not to seek re-election, a prosecutor said.

Burundi at 'crossroads' between peace and violence: UN

Bujumbura - Burundi is at "crossroads" ahead of key elections, the UN rights chief said Wednesday -- between a fair vote that would boost the country and a route back to its "horrendously violent past".

Burundi warns campaigners opposing president's third term bid

Bujumbura - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza will bid for a third term in June elections, his spokesman said Sunday, defying campaigners who say such a move would violate the constitution and risk violence.

Burundi rivals hold talks to ease pre-vote tensions

Bujumbura - Burundi's ruling party has said it is "ready for compromise" with the opposition to ensure peaceful elections, as warnings mount of the risk of violence in the upcoming key polls.

At least 100 dead in Burundi attack by rebel group: Military source

Bujumbura - At least 100 rebels have been killed after a cross-border attack against the central African nation of Burundi from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a top military source told AFP Sunday.

French police shoot dead 'Allahu Akbar' assailant

Tours - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls vowed yesterday that those who “prey on the police” would face the face “the full severity of the state” following an attack at a French police station in a normally quiet suburb of Tours.

Studies find that empowering locals helps save the environment

Multiple studies have covered what happens when locals support their own environment instead of the government. According to these reports efficient, stable communities can protect the environment better than the big agencies.

Italian expat arrested in Burundi for smuggling human skulls

Bujumbura - When searching the Burundi home of Italian national, Giuseppe Favaro, police found dozens of human skulls. Favaro had been trying to export the skulls and has been arrested.

GiveDirectly charity provides free cash to extreme poor in Kenya

Sending money directly to the poorest of poor in Kenya through their cellphones or is a dream come true ... for many. A charity called GiveDirectly has begun doing that very thing, giving struggling people in Kenya some help with no-strings attached.

Heavy fighting hits Somalia

Fighting between al Shabaab rebels and Ethiopia backed Somali government forces on Saturday left dozens dead in some parts of the horn of Africa nation.

Unique Roadshow Highlights Climate Change in Africa Special

With the UN Climate Summit barely two weeks away, Africa is abuzz with its biggest and most colorful road show ever to highlight the continent’s climate change woes: the ‘Trans African Caravan of Hope.’

Six friends cycle London to Cape Town for street children Special

Six friends are going to cycle from London, England to Cape Town, South Africa. The 12,000 mile journey through Europe, the Middle East and Africa will take a year and is designed to raise money for and awareness of street children.

'People first' stressed on 20th Anniversary edition of HDR

New York - People are the real wealth, reiterates the 20th anniversary edition of Human Development Report (HDR) 2010. It also comes up with three new measures for discussing poverty and inequality.

Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire arrested Special

Opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza has been arrested in Rwanda, according to members of her FDU-Inkingi Coalition of Rwandan political parties, who also report that authorities have taken her to an undisclosed location.

ICTR Lawyers: No International Justice for Congo Special

Human rights activists around the world have called for international justice and an end to impunity in the wake of the UN Mapping Report on Human Rights Abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Burundi: lone presidential candidate elected with low turnout

The Associated Press (AP) reported on July 2nd, 2010, that "Burundi's electoral commission says the lone candidate in the country's presidential election has won by a landslide." Burundian opposition groups boycotted the May 28th election.

Election violence in Rwanda and Burundi, refugees in Uganda Special

Violence, repression, and human rights abuse continues to increase as 2010 elections approach in the East African neighbor nations of Rwanda and Burundi, whose ethnicity, politics, and conflicts are closely intertwined.

Criminal defense lawyers dispute Rwanda Genocide history Special

Brux - May 21, 2010 The ad hoc organizing committee of the Second International Criminal Defense Conference being held in Bruxelles on May 21-23, thanked Rwanda Chief Prosecutor Ngoga, and Kigali’s New Times, for publicizing their efforts.

Albino mom and child killed in Burundi for body parts

A young woman and her 4-year old son, both albinos, were killed in Burundi by a gang of armed men. The authorities have said the victims were murdered for their body parts, which according to witchdoctors bring luck in love, life, and business.

Lawsuit alleges Rwandan President triggered Rwanda Genocide Special

Oklahoma City - On Thursday, three attorneys filed a wrongful death lawsuit, in an Oklahoma City federal court, alleging that Rwandan President Paul Kagame ordered the political assassinations that triggered the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.
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