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The Democratic Republic of the Congo Regional Refugee Response Plan January-December 2018

The situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the world's most complex, challenging and forgotten crises. With 4.5 million people internally displaced and more than 740,000 Congolese refugees across Africa, the humanitarian situation deteriorated sharply in 2017. Refugees hav

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Gucci Donates $1 Million to Beyonce's BeyGood4Burundi Campaign

Beyonce received a very special gift from her friends at Gucci on Thursday (Mar. 22). The luxury designer brand donated $1 million to Queen Bey's BeyGood4Burundi initiative, launched in the summer of 2017. The organization works with Unicef to establish better hygiene and sanitation in Burundi, Afri

BILLBOARD - 2018-03-22 23:59:59

Gucci & Beyoncé Are Bringing Clean Water to Africa

Following a $500,000 USD donation to this month's March for Our Lives gun control petition, Gucci is now partnering with Beyonce to bring clean water to Africa. Alongside UNICEF, the effort finds Gucci's gender equality campaign, Chime for Change, pledging $1 million USD to Beyonce's BeyGood4Burundi

HIGHSNOBIETY - 2018-03-22 19:57:40

Here's how Beyonce is bringing clean water to thousands in Burundi

Beyonce has been a helping others for years and one of her biggest initiatives has been to bring clean water to Burundi. The East-African nation faces a water crisis that forces women and young girls to take daily, dangerous treks to fetch water and Beyonce has a plan to change that. The superstar l

THEGRIO - 2018-03-22 17:37:38

Beyoncé Pledges to Build 80 Wells for 120,000 Women and Children in Burundi on World Water Day

Beyonce is helping others celebrate World Water Day. Since launching her BEYGOOD4BURUNDI initiative with UNICEF in 2017, the singer, 36, has provided programs to bring clean, safe drinking water to the landlocked East African nation with efforts to improve water, sanitation and basic hygiene practic

PEOPLE - 2018-03-22 15:00:00

Loren's LoDown 3/22/18: Beyonce Bringing Well Water to Burundi

Congratulations go out to Taylor Swift. Her album Reputation has become the only album released in the last two years to sell 2 million copies in the US. Gisele Releasing Memoir I missed this yesterday but it's worth noting that Gisele is putting out a book this fall. It's called Lessons: My Path

RADIO.COM - 2018-03-22 14:57:21

Gabon stunned by Thailand in King's Cup

Gabon were defeated 4-2 on penalties by Thailand following a 0-0 draw in the semi final of the King's Cup in Bangkok on Thursday. The Panthers struggled to forge chances in the absence of their talismanic forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Thailand created a lot but were unable to open the sco

ESPN - 2018-03-22 15:41:00

Beyonce Is Partnering with Gucci and UNICEF to Bring Clean Water to Burundi

It's World Water Day, and Beyonce and Gucci are celebrating with meaningful action: On Thursday, WWD reported the singer and fashion label announced a partnership to bring clean water to the African country of Burundi, where almost half the population cannot access it. In honor of the freshwater awa

WMAGAZINE.COM - 2018-03-22 14:44:03

Left Out Of Learning In Lebanon: Daily Brief

Plus: mass deportations of Syrians from Turkey; jewelry's #MeToo; Palestinian girl jailed for slapping Israeli soldiers; sexism in Tonga; wife of Bahrain activist jailed in absentia; Japan bans child marriage; Burundi journalist missing; being 'out' in the Caribbean; jailed for hate crime in India.

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - 2018-03-22 10:45:26

Africa agrees to giant trade bloc, but Nigeria, South Africa sit it out

Reuters. Trucks drive along the main road from the port city of Mombasa in the outskirtd of Kenya's capital Nairobi By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI (Reuters) - African leaders agreed on Wednesday to form a $3 trillion continental free-trade zone encompassing 1.2 billion people, but its two biggest


US strikes Shabaab south of Somalia's capital

US forces attacked al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia southwest of Mogadishu on Monday, US Forces Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced. The strike took place near Mubaarak, a Shabaab-held village just 40 miles southwest of the capital city. The March 19 strike killed two Shabaab terrorists and wounded an


Africa Signs Free-Trade Deal to Replace Existing Agreements

African leaders signed accords setting up a continental free-trade area that's expected to boost commerce within the 55-member African Union and eventually supplant a patchwork of existing agreements. More than 40 nations signed the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement, or AfCFTA, which com


Burundi on brink again as president wants to rule until 2034

Eloge Willy Kaneza|APBy Eloge Willy Kaneza|APMarch 21 at 5:23 AM BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Declared this month by supporters as Burundi's "eternal supreme guide," President Pierre Nkurunziza now wants changes to the constitution that would let him rule until 2034. The referendum in May could spark furthe


Biometric verification to help improve aid to refugees in Uganda

A UNHCR staff member registers a refugee family in Uganda using biometrics. Photo by: Frederic NOY / UNHCR ABIDJAN - Africa's largest refugee hosting country completed the first week of an ongoing refugee verification process on Wednesday. Uganda's initiative is aimed at validating and updating curr


Refugee children from Burundi's civil war are so happy to be in school

The conflict has left thousands traumatised and alone - but some students who fled to Tanzania have told how education has given them hope. Refugee children who lost their parents during violence in Burundi's civil war have spoken about how education is helping them to rebuild their lives. Since the


Punished in Italy for Saving Lives: Daily Brief

Plus: UN Syria discussions blocked; Saudi Crown Prince visits US; insulting national anthem perilous in Hong Kong; women's shelters under attack in Afghanistan; enforced disappearances in Pakistan; power games in Burundi; catastrophe looms in DR Congo; Venezuelan journalists won't be silenced. Get t


U.N. Blocks Philippines' Plan for Quick Exit From International Criminal Court

The United Nations says the Philippines must serve out a one-year notice period to leave the International Criminal Court, thwarting President Rodrigo Duterte's bid to walk out immediately over the court's examination of alleged crimes against humanity in the country. The strongman leader has reject


World View: Burundi's Hutu 'Eternal Supreme Guide' Nkurunziza to Remain in Power Eternally

Burundi's Hutu president Pierre Nkurunziza has declared himself the 'eternal supreme guide' (AFP) I keep telling the same story in country after country, particularly African countries, but other countries as well. A leader stays in office for years and decades, and takes steps to stay in office fo


Mosimane pleased as Sundowns reach group stages

Pitso Mosimane praised his Mamelodi Sundowns players' mentality after a 2-0 aggregate win against Rayon Sports which saw them reach the CAF Champions League group stages. The Brazilians had drawn the first leg 0-0 in Burundi, but after withstanding some early pressure managed to get the job done in


Burundi sets May 17 for vote on contested reforms

KENYA - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has set May 17 as the date for a referendum on a controversial constitutional reform that could keep him in power until 2034, according to a decree signed Sunday. Critics accuse Nkurunziza of trying to stay in power for life and say a personality cult ha