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Burundi orders U.N. security adviser out after violence warning  2014-04-17
Burundi ordered a security adviser at the United Nations mission in the country to leave on Thursday, escalating a row that started with a warning by the U.N. last week of a possible outbreak of political violence. Government officials in the tiny central African state reacted angrily to the warning by the U.N. mission on Wednesday, saying it was baseless and had possibly been made to justify an ...
Burundi expels UN official over arms report  2014-04-17
UN security chief to be expelled after report said government was arming young supporters ahead of elections.
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 Increase Risks  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: During Rwanda Genocide Anniversary, 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 ...
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 ...
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.





News from Africa
Burundi orders U.N. security adviser out after violence warning 
2014-04-17
Burundi expels UN official over arms report 
2014-04-17
DR Congo: UN condemns attack on Virunga National Park director 
2014-04-17
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