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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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

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.’
Digital Journal Report by Stella Paul - 7 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris - 1 comment

'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.
In the Media by Srijit Mishra - 4 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Ann Garrison

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.
Digital Journal Report by Ann Garrison - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Ann Garrison

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.
Digital Journal Report by Ann Garrison - 4 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Ann Garrison

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.
In the Media by Miriam Mannak - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Ann Garrison - 3 comments

In Somalia refugees are bought and sold, Europe wades in deeper

Mogadishu - Foreign powers’ meddling in Somalia has created an African Great Game and the deplorable practice of buying and selling refugees for the civil war that is about to get hotter, warn observer groups.
In the Media by Bradley Axmith - 1 comment

Tanzania gives citizenship to 162,000 refugees from Burundi

In a move described as the largest naturalisation anywhere Tanzania had granted citizenship to 162,000 refugees from Burundi most of whom fled to Tanzania in 1972.
In the Media by Sharon Davis - 4 comments

Tourism: Kenya to Check Quality of Tourist Hotels

Following an increase in complaints from international tour operators, the Kenya Government will undertake massive grading exercise of tourist hotels and restaurants in the country next April.
In the Media by Muli wa Kyendo

Sudan, Uganda Reject U.S. Warning on Terror Threat

Authorities in Sudan and Uganda have made light of a warning regarding imminent terrorist attacks issued by the U.S. embassy in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, saying either that no threat exists or that the U.S. intelligence is not current.
In the Media by Chris Dade

60 albinos killed for body parts in Tanzania, Burundi in 2009

The hunt for albinos in Tanzania and Burundi by witchdoctors, who use their body parts for the manufacturing of traditional medicine, has claimed over 60 lives over the past recent months.
In the Media by Miriam Mannak - 1 comment

Want to Live Green and Be Happy? Move to Costa Rica

In surveys of the most desirable place to live on earth, Costa Rica scores high. People are also happy living there more than in the United States. What makes Costa Rica desirable and what can other places learn about this country’s desirability?
In the Media by Carol Forsloff

S. African Peacekeepers Leave Burundi After ‘Successful’ Mission

South Africa is withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from Burundi after eight years. Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has described the mission as a success, according to Defenceweb.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo
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