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DR Congo: UN condemns attack on Virunga National Park director  2014-04-17
New York, Apr 17 : A senior United Nations official on Wednesday condemned the attack against the chief warden of Virunga National Park, and urged the international community to support the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in protecting not only its World Heritage sites but also those who safeguard them.
Burundi: Looming Polls Raise Burundi's Risk Profile  2014-04-17
[IRIN]Bujumbura -If high-level engagement by outside parties is a measure of political risk, Burundi is a country to keep a close eye on as it approaches elections next year.
Burundi Crisis: As Rwanda Genocide Anniversary Nears, We Mustn't Forget Turmoil Next Door  2014-04-17
Burundi, wedged between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, rarely receives the attention it deserves. Like Rwanda, Burundi is still recovering from a history of massive ethnic violence in the 1990s. But unlike Rwanda, it has a strong civil society and independent media. Burundi's progress is all the more notable because of the government's repeated attempts over the years to intimidate ...
Monkey Cage: Schooling builds peace, right? The complicated answer from Rwanda  2014-04-17
Does schooling build peace? Evidence from Rwanda suggests the conventional wisdom can be wrong.
Chief Warden Shot in Africa's Oldest National Park  2014-04-17
Belgian Emmanuel de Merode was ambushed in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Campaigning conservationist shot in DR Congo  2014-04-16
Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) - Environmentalists around the world condemned on Wednesday the shooting of a Belgian conservationist who has struggled to protect Africa's mountain gorillas in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. Emmanuel de Merode, director of the Virunga National Park in the DR Congo's war scarred North Kivu province, was attacked on Tuesday as he travelled alone by jeep from the ...
UN vows to learn lessons of Rwanda genocide failures  2014-04-16
Rwanda on Wednesday warned not enough was being done to prevent future mass atrocities as the United Nations passed a resolution pledging to heed the lessons from the country's 1994 genocide. The UN Security Council adopted a resolution solemnly calling on states "to recommit to prevent and fight against genocide and other serious crimes against international law." The resolution "underscores ...
Rwanda: Kagame Running Out of Credit  2014-04-16
[Worldpress.org]Kigali -Sitting in the Amahoro national stadium, it was impossible not to be deeply moved by the sight of the performers lying face down in the grass, chillingly representing the dead. From the speakers the words were projected, "Don't worry, the U.N. will come to save us." Then white actors crowded into a white Land Cruiser wearing blue berets and drove away, symbolically ...
Apology for UN Refusal to Stop Rwanda Genocide  2014-04-16
Security Council president in 1994 apologizes for UN refusal to recognize Rwanda genocide
Burundi scoffs at UN warning on stoking of political violence  2014-04-16
Burundi accused the United Nations on Wednesday of spreading rumours about planned constitutional changes that critics say could upset the country's delicate ethnic power balance and possibly lead to civil war. Government ministers said that warnings last week by the U.N. mission in Burundi (BNUB) about possible violence were baseless and possibly spread to justify an extension of its mandate ...
Burundi scoffs at U.N. warning on stoking of political violence  2014-04-16
Burundi accused the United Nations on Wednesday of spreading rumors about planned constitutional changes that critics say could upset the country's delicate ethnic power balance and possibly lead to civil war. Government ministers said that warnings last week by the U.N. mission in Burundi (BNUB) about possible violence were baseless and possibly spread to justify an extension of its mandate ...
East African nations seek funding adviser for $4 bln railway  2014-04-16
Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are looking for an adviser to help them secure financing for a $4.13 billion railway project aimed at boosting cross-border trade in the region. The railway will link Tanzania's port city of Dar es Salaam with the capital cities of landlocked Rwanda and Burundi. With the completion of the detailed study recently, we are now on the procurement of a transaction advisor ...
Head of oldest African park shot  2014-04-16
The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park - Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo - is shot and wounded in an ambush.
Congolese gunmen wound Belgian head of Africa's oldest park  2014-04-16
The director of Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga Park - Africa's oldest national park - survived an attack by unidentified gunmen while driving through the country's volatile eastern borderlands on Tuesday, a colleague said. Emmanuel de Merode, one of Africa's leading conservationists, was shot four times on the road linking the park's headquarters in Rumangabo to Goma, the capital of ...
Burundi demands UN apology after 'arms' accusations  2014-04-16
BUJUMBURA - Burundi's government has demanded the United Nations provide evidence or apologise after an alleged UN report claimed it was arming young supporters, amid renewed concerns over political violence. Local media have been quoting from a puportedly leaked internal UN report that sounded the alarm over "allegations" that members of the Imbonerakure, the youth wing of Burundian President ...





News from Africa
DR Congo: UN condemns attack on Virunga National Park director 
2014-04-17
Burundi: Looming Polls Raise Burundi's Risk Profile 
2014-04-17
Burundi Crisis: As Rwanda Genocide Anniversary Nears, We Mustn't Forget Turmoil Next Door 
2014-04-17
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